I was able to successfully install a FRESH INSTALL of the latest magento software with no hitches, I used Magneticones Cart 2 Cart Importation and was able to successfully import all products,prices and images with no issues.
Now I did new Attributes and I clicked on Catalog Index Rebuild - REFRESH
I got the (Catalog Index rebuild error. Please try again later) error…
I have searched the forums and nothing really matches this issue.
Same problem here. Is there a way to rebuild and refresh caches manually? It seems like Magento has a hard time with a lot of things when run on a shared server. Is everybody else that has posted with this problem running on a shared server?
Use your preferred MySQL manager software: phpmyadmin for example and check the state of the tables. If a problem occurs (for the catalogsearch_fulltext table for example) you will see the problem. So just do a Repair table ‘xyz’ with your software or with a SQL query.
You should check if your tables use the correct Engine for Magento 95% is InnoDB but some old tables use MyISAM. I don’t have the list. And if your check provide a OK statement it changes nothing to try to repair.
But so, in my case, I had this problem few minutes ago with the error in the title of this topic and I did this check and repair. It was necessary for the catalog_fulltext table only in my side.
In my case, I don’t know the reason of this. And i didn’t have the problem anymore. However, it’s possible that you have to dump the database and import it again. You could too update Magento to a higher version 1.3.x or even 1.4.