Thanks for the help.
However, four words which create a lot of work......
No chance to restore a part of system files, where the mdworker stuff is located from a backup?
Reinstallation is kind of a ultimo ratio, easy said, cumbersome to do, especially on a server, with all the setup, passwords etc....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)
I'm not aware of any way to selectively install Spotlight's required components. Also, I don't do server stuff, so you'll have to await for one of those gurus to pop in. Good luck.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 6:07 PM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)
Hello. I found myself with the exact same problem. My solution which worked for the moment was to use onyx and for now it works again as expected. Maybe that could help you.Mac mini, OS X Server
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 9:12 AM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)
TL;DR: Check the console logs for errors.
Spotlight isn't specific to OS X Server.
Reinstalling OS X and OS X Server isn't a huge project and is a common solution for some variations of "weird" but wouldn't be my first choice here.
I'd start with a look at the console log files first and see what (if anything) is logged there around mdworker et al.
I've seen cases where odd-ball or corrupted files can trip up Spotlight, though finding those files can sometimes be a little interesting. If it's a user's file that's tripping Spotlight, reinstalling OS X Server doesn't help.
Later versions of Spotlight tend to work a little better, though I'm guessing there's a reason you're still at 10.6.8.
Thanks for all replies.
Meanwhile I tried the following:
- I had a second hard disk HD2 with an older clone of HD1. I launched the server with this Volume and here mdworker was running
- existing files where not indexed here, new ones or duplcated ones yes
I was happy to see Spotlight working, but since some days again, mdworker died....
I will give Onyx a try....