Koen Vosters

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FAST for SharePoint 2010 : Crawl status recovering

There is a first time for everything, and this was the first time I saw the crawler in the status recovering. The full crawl has been running for 185 hours and users started informing the IT organization of the customer that new documents were not searchable. These are the steps I took to get the crawl up and running again:

 

  • Restart the search service on all the servers provisioning search
  • Try to stop the crawl and reinitiate the crawling
  • Failure
  • Restart the FAST Servers
  • Try to stop the crawl and reinitiate the crawling
  • Succesful

However, at this stage crawl was running (and ending) but when I checked the crawl log it was only showing the documents that had already been indexed before. Anything after that date did not get indexed. So I proceeded to the next steps: