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License: MIT


  • Schedule Reindex from Backend (put entry in cron_schedule) and reindex via Cron
  • Reindex partially (only needed parts) from shell
  • Automatic background reindexing with configurable event count and schedule


At least Magento 1.8 as this module makes use Mage_Index_Model_Process::MODE_SCHEDULE which did not exist in previous versions.

Installation Instructions

Via modman

  • Install modman
  • Use the command from your Magento installation folder: modman clone

Via composer

    "require": {
    "repositories": [
            "type": "composer",
            "url": ""
        "magento-root-dir": "./"
  • Then from your composer.json folder: php composer.phar install or composer install


  • You can copy the files from the folders of this repository to the same folders of your installation

Installation in ALL CASES

  • Clear the cache, logout from the admin panel and then login again.


  • Remove all extension files from your Magento installation
  • Via modman: modman remove Hackathon_AsyncIndex
  • Via composer, remove the line of your composer.json related to magento-hackathon/hackathon_asyncindex


You can configure the automatic background indexing from: System -> Configuration -> System -> Asynchronous Indexing

Available options are:

  • Enable Automatic Indexing - Default: Yes
  • Async Indexing Crontab - Default: */5 * * * *
  • Events Limit - Default: 200 - This limit is per process, keep it at a sensible number for large catalogs