Reasons to do a full crawl (*and it’s not for schema changes)

To avoid burying the lede, I’ll start by “boldly” saying… *You don’t need to regularly schedule a full crawl for SharePoint Search I’ve been at this long enough to realize that someone likely has an exception to this – but I truly cannot think of a reason to schedule full crawls (especially for SharePoint content)….

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Crawler Performance, Hosts, and Impact [Hit] Rules

As part of the crawl processing flow, the Crawl Component starts “robot” threads that orchestrate items from gathering to feeding and finally committing their final state (see this previous post on Crawl Orchestration for more details and an illustration of that flow). In this post, we focus more on the “robot” threads, Crawler impact rules,…

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Search Performance: Troubleshooting with the Crawl Load reports

Last year, I dove into a case of AV slowing down crawls and within that post, I provided guidance for leveraging the Crawl Load report to troubleshoot crawl performance. Since then, I’ve copied out that section into countless emails, so wanted to carve it out into its own blog post… –I hope this helps… ————————————…

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Search Health Reports (SRx) – Digging in further with PowerShell

After introducing the Search Health Reports (SRx) last year, we continued to extend the battery of PowerShell tests for analyzing and troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 on-premises search farm. Because most of these efforts resulted in new or improved tests, we largely suggested and recommended the RunAllTests report and Indexer Disk report to leverage the SRx…

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A shift from SRx back to blogging all things SP Search…

Over the last year, I’ve been putting far more focus into the Search Health Reports (SRx) and incorporating my lessons learned into this PowerShell tool-kit to empower anyone using it. As such, my time for blogging has suffered and let this site get a bit stale. That is soon going to change now that the SRx is…

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