Sitecore 8 Indexes and Coveo for Sitecore Indexes
We installed Coveo for SiteCore version 8, rebuilt indexes and now have 2 each of master and web indexes. Do we need both? Are there any additional steps required to remove Lucene completely or is it still being used for something?
Will additional Coveo indexes need to be created to replace the other sitecore indexes such as marketingasset, socialmessages, etc? Rebuilding them does not auto create a Coveo index.
Thanks for any newbie suggestions.
"Coveo for Sitecore" for Sitecore 8 is by default configured to index the master and web databases side-by-side with the default Sitecore indexes (Lucene).
It is still possible to replace the master, web and core Lucene indexes with Coveo indexes but it is not necessary.
Since Sitecore added a lot of new indexes in Sitecore 8, Coveo decided it was time to index only the needed indexes (master and web) side-by-side instead of replacing all the indexes that Coveo don't use in their UI components.
All the Lucene indexes should be kept because they are used by the various Sitecore tools (Content Editor, Experience Profile…). Coveo indexes are now used only in Coveo search components and are still available for you to build your site on top of them.