As with all services within Couchbase (Data, Index, Query, and FTS), it’s not possible to dynamically add new services to an existing server. You’ll need to either reinstall or swap/rebalance. The quickest way to do that, if you don’t want to lose your data, is to use cbbackup to backup your data, reinstall, configure the node with all the services running (including FTS), then restore your data.
you work with the FTS service exactly like with all others. You need to enable it on the first node when you initialize the cluster, and then when you add a new you can select it as well. The reason FTS is not enabled by default yet (you manually need to enable it on init) is that its still experimental. The next major release will have it enabled by default as well on initializaton.
@daves@daschl thank you so much for your replies and explanation.
I have a very simple one server setup. No real cluster at this stage. What I am struggling with is how to recreate the server with FTS enabled. Do you get the option if i reinstall to create the server with FTS enabled?