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sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 
sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 
cd / 
sudo rm -fr .Spotlight-V100 
sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/your_hard_drive_name_1 


To determine the size of your Spotlight databases see https://igppwiki.ucsd.edu/x/Wolc