squeg wrote:Both at home and at work i'm having trouble with old items from one channel getting stuck on the end of another channel. I'm also seeing things I've marked as read come back to life.
This can sometimes under certain circumstances but the more likely reason is given below.
squeg wrote:For the record, I've been archiving without the last feeds, I don't know if that makes a difference. I'm switching on the feeds to see if i run into the same problem.
Archiving *without* feeds is probably the more reliable way to do a sync
squeg wrote:I attemted to run the indexing tool to see if it cleared up the problem. It did not.
The search index and content archive are virtually independent - the search index, of course, references items in the archive, but that's as far as it goes. So rebuilding the search index will not help any corruptions in the archive.
squeg wrote:Oh, might have something here... i just duplicated the problem by manually deleting all of my channels, and then resynchronizing from my FTP site without deleting the archive file. I now have MSDN items attached to my "moore's Lore" channel. This channel was perfectly fine before I deleted it. This leads me to believe that the problem is probably related to synching up with archived data. You'll likely know more than me.
This is guaranteed to mess things up and cause exactly the problems you have described
Information is distributed across the archive and .CHANNEL files and the two must be kept in sync. It is safe to delete the archive.db file (although you will obviously lose all your stored content) and/or the search index (all the files in the Index subdirectory) but deleting the .CHANNEL files and leaving archive.db in place is absolutely not going to work.
I'll send you a tool that lets you look in the database which should help you see what's happening.