Confluence Fails to Start with LuceneException

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Confluence 3.0.x fail to start and the following is reported in atlassian-confluence.log:

2009-10-08 20:04:33,048 ERROR [main\] [springframework.web.context.ContextLoader\] initWebApplicationContext Context initialization failed
: <skipped>
Caused by: com.atlassian.bonnie.LuceneException: Failed to create searcher for directory:<your confluence home folder>/index
at com.atlassian.bonnie.LuceneConnection.createSearcher(
at com.atlassian.bonnie.LuceneConnection.<init>(
at com.atlassian.bonnie.LuceneConnection.<init>(
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(


The Application Server is not able to create searcher for the indices due to some file system permission.


See How to Rebuild the Content Indexes From Scratch on Confluence Server.





























Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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