When priming or reloading a global index based on a Sun Directory Server environment, the Sun servers may become overwhelmed and unresponsive because of their method of streaming data. To reduce the impact of priming on these server, you can use the prime-search-entry-per-second property. To reduce the impact of reloading these indexes, use the --searchEntryPerSecond property of the reload-index command. These properties control the rate at which the Directory Proxy Server accepts search result entries from the backend directory servers.

To find the optimum rate, start low and specify a few thousand search entries per second. Then increase as necessary.