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Multiple Query Servers pointing to the same Index Server File

  Asked By: Virendra    Date: Nov 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1396

Yes, by default each Query server will have a local
copy of the index files (in a default location) but
you can tell the Query Server where you want the index
files to live.

So the question is, what would be the result if three
Query Servers are pointing to the same file share
folder of a different server?

I’m assuming that the index files will overwrite each
other because it is the same files (from each Query
Server) and it will not multiply by three.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shanda Nolan     Answered On: Nov 20

You would have to try it to find out if that would work, but I don't
think I would recommend it for several reasons.

1) I suspect you'll get conflicts when several Query servers  try to
gain access to the Index file  to update it at the same time

2) One the reasons for the current design is to get the LARGE Index
file onto local disk access of the Query server. If you store it on a
Network File share you defeat the purpose and will probably slow down
Query performance. Changing the default  location of the local copy is
to allow you to put it on another physical drive, not across a network

If this is what you really want you would be better off just designating
one or two dedicated Query servers to be used by all the WFE servers.

Answer #2    Answered By: Bailey Lewis     Answered On: Nov 20

You will have 3 distinct copies of an index  on that share.

Answer #3    Answered By: Quentin Cummings     Answered On: Nov 20

Thank you, that makes sense. If I have an opportunity
to test this out I will post my findings.