That can not be the normal way. My Sphinx didn't crash until now. I run the ES since it was released here on XF.
Yeah, it crashes. I have monit and a cron to keep it alive.
But Sphinx wasn't foolproof, either. Mine would go belly up about once every six months when it tried to reindex. It would just get stuck on the old index and ignore the deltas. I'd have to log in, delete the indices, and rebuild.
I honestly think you might have something misconfigured.BTW, one other thing I noticed in regard to speed: ES is very slow. On our private testing forum, it ran quite well using XF's built in search. Once I enabled the ES add-on, it now takes several seconds for a post to be accepted.
I honestly think you might have something misconfigured.
Adam would be you kindly to paste the text here, I think some users use a translator to read xenforo.com and at this moment the translator still does not read the images.