How to Stop Magento Indexer Process

When you run the magento indexing process it involves few updation in your data . While these updating are going on magento automatically creates a Lock .

It might be a situation when magento indexing is going on and suddenly you have got any error (If that request stop/timeouts/fails because of a PHP error ) . In this scenario you will keep seeing the “Processing” status under you index management section in admin.
See Below image

reindex

If you will try to see it from command prompt

php -f indexer.php –status

Product Attributes: Pending
Product Prices: Pending
Catalog URL Rewrites: Pending
Product Flat Data: Pending
Category Flat Data: Pending
Category Products: Pending
Catalog Search Index: Pending
Stock Status: Pending
Tag Aggregation Data: Pending

How to resolve “Processing” status or “Pending” and get them back to ready state

Check your foler path

/path/to/mage/var/locks/index_process*.lock

And remove all your (index_process*.lock) lock files from there and relogin to admin section to see effect.

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