I'm trying to index some asset volumes that I'm creating in a migration. These are local volumes which may already contain files.

I'm hoping to avoid the step where I have to manually update the asset indices after creating volumes.

The following code does not seem to perform the index, am I missing a step? I've studied the controller used by Utilities but I can't see where I'm going wrong.

    $volumeId = Craft::$app->volumes->getVolumeByHandle('myVolume')->id;

    $indexer = Craft::$app->getAssetIndexer();

    $sessionId = $indexer->getIndexingSessionid();


Any help is much appreciated

  • Did you ever find a solution to this? Dec 6 '18 at 17:57
  • Hey, no I never did. I've tried digging through the services Craft itself uses for this but I don't have enough experience with that side of the application to extract anything of use. It would be nice if there was a service you could just hit but it doesn't appear to be that simple. Dec 11 '18 at 10:19
  • Have you tried downloading and reverse engineering plugins that need to do something similar? I tend to start there when there isn't clear documentation or SO questions to help me out. Check out the plugin store and see if asset related plugins have Craft 2 versions. The Craft 3 version would likely need to do some migrations. Dec 14 '18 at 16:10

As of 3.1.2 you can now index assets via the cli tool:

./craft index-assets/all 


./craft index-assets/one {handle}

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