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Cannot initialize the indexer process.

Cannot initialize the indexer process.

I have had to rebuild my web server & I use Plesk & restored all the data from external backup.

Got most things working apart from a problem with two site running Magento 1.9.1 which when I try to re-index via admin give me an error that it "Cannot initialize the indexer process".

I tried re-indexing vis ssh but got a warning that the base table


"catalog_product_website' doesn't exist, query was: SELECT `product_website"


didn't exist & sure enough in phpmyadmin there is no table in that name.

I have gone back to a database backup from July & that table doesn't exist but it does from a database from 2016 so I can only assume that at some point that table has been deprecated but for some reason it started looking for it again.