yep I had TM turned off, let the index rebuild, and then turned it on, which seemed like all was fine until I noticed the indexer unavailable problem I posted about. But then I rebooted, and now TM completes correctly.
Rebooting does often fix stuff!
Glad it's sorted out, and thanks for letting us know.
yep thanks for the help! The original issue had not been fixed by rebooting, so I appreciate the advice here - very helpful.
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