When you create a search index, Sitefinity CMS creates a separate folder for this search index inside folder ~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Search. Every time you update the search index or you publish a new content item in the index, the search index files are updated with the new information to be indexed.
In a load balanced environment when the search index is updated on one of the nodes, changes are made to the App_Data folder of this node and, if the App_Data folder is not on a shared virtual directory, the search index is updated for this node only.
You can sync search indexes in one of the following ways:
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