I've got a QA and live environment in 8.1 Update 2 using Lucene; both are running standalone. The same content is essentially on both, migrated via serialization from another instance. I'm using a custom index definition for the site's general search function.
On the QA box, I get back results as I'd expect for certain terms, but on the live box, I don't get those results. I've run an index rebuild several times for this index, but I'm not getting the content I'd expect.
I'm trying to figure out a good way to diagnose this on my development machine. Since the Lucene index is a file system set, could I copy the index folder from my live environment, put it back on my development machine, and query against it so I can run debugging/breakpoint? Failing that, what would be a good way to simulate a query against the index? I've found Luke and can hook up to the index, but it's a little unwieldy for finding content in there.