VM: Don't try to reindex! You'll end in a non working search server

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If you actually try to execute the command
you will get this error:
Exception in thread "main" org.postgresql.util.PSQLException: ERROR: column w.language does not exist

Unfortunately, as a result you don’t have any search indexes anymore because this script deletes the “old” indexes before it create new ones (which fails).

Ticket with details: https://tickets.metabrainz.org/browse/MBVM-34


Have you tried with the latest indexer downloaded from


Using the latest version of the indexer search-indexer-ee60311.jar will successfully build the indexes.
You should also download the latest war file, rename it to ROOT.war and place it in the tomcat folder and restart tomcat.


Thank you for this hint @dns_server
I’m using the latest official VM. Could you please tell me the necessary steps to get this files and put it in the exactly correct directory?