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


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


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

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