Search status stuck in "Waiting on Initialization" or "Propagating to query server" messages for a long time

  Technologies involved Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SQL Server 2008   Environment WFE (Query) IJS (Index) SQL Server Issue Out of nowhere,  we found that indexes were not getting propagated to our Query server. Within ULS logs, we would see messages like “Query Server(s) not ready”. Within Central Admin, we would see messages like…

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