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  Asked By: Tucker    Date: Jun 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 734

I recently turned on advanced search, with the goal of indentifying an
off - portal share as the content source, and creating a new index for
it. I was able to do so (I think) but here's the rub: I previously
used the Non_Portal_Content to index the same share, and it picked up
some 350,000 itmes, in about 320 MB. All well and good.

Then I thought maybe I should clear those crawl results out, so I
would be sure that went I searched I was searching the results of the
new crawl, so I decided to "reset the index" on the old crawl. For
some reason I thought this would be virtually instantaneous. Imagine
my surprise when I checked a while later and found the new crawl
REALLY living up to it's name, and the old index Slooooowly
diminishing and still occupying 290 MB.

The old index has been in a "processing notification" mode during this
process. Can anyone enlighten me baout what's happening?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Daron Oneill     Answered On: Jun 22

it sounds like you deleted the content  source from the old
index as apposed to reseting the index. The "Processing
Notifications" on the index  status is SPS removing the content from
the index. When you reset an index status of the index does not
change, but the Document count and size will be zero when it is

Answer #2    Answered By: M Juarez     Answered On: Jun 22

After I posted, the number of files hit 44, still using 290 MB. It
then "propagated" for a while (Good grief, what have I unleashed? was
my first thought.) then went idle. After I read your note I went back
and told it to reset the index, and it set both to zero immediately.
While it was sitting at idle, my new crawl started indexing over 1000
items a minute.

But what I need to know still is how did I make it delete the content
source? Reset is on the drop down menu on the manage content  index
window, and I don't recall seeing delete content elsewhere.

Answer #3    Answered By: Marty Mcdowell     Answered On: Jun 22

The only way I know to delete a content  source is from the Manage
content sources screen. When you delete a content source  the
documents from that source are removed from the index  as well.

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