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Wss2 site not getting indexed?

  Asked By: Imran    Date: Jun 09    Category: MOSS    Views: 1105

Most of my time these days is spent figuring out our MOSS farm.

However, we still have a legacy WSS2 server that I inherited and need to
keep running for a while. I had a customer create a new site and upload
a bunch of DOC files, but we're finding that none of those files are
getting indexed by the search. Other sites on the same server/site
collection are indexing files just fine...just not this one.

I don't see any universal search setting options in central admin like
there is in MOSS. Is there anything I should be looking for in central
admin or the site admin screens that might be the culprit? Any other
reasons why these documents wouldn't be getting indexed?

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9 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Jeremey Avery     Answered On: Jun 09

> However, we still have a legacy WSS2 server  that I inherited and need
> to
> keep running  for a while. I had a customer  create a new site  and
upload
> a bunch of doc  files, but we're finding  that none of those files  are
> getting indexed  by the search. Other sites  on the same server/site
> collection are indexing  files just fine...just not this one.

I just discovered that the documents  ARE being indexed...just that it's
taking several days  for them to be picked up. Sounds like our WSS2
server just might be getting overtaxed?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Mariel Ferrell     Answered On: Jun 09

> I just discovered that the documents  ARE being indexed...just that it's
> taking several days  for them to be picked up. Sounds like our WSS2
server  just might be getting overtaxed?

Either that or your search  settings are set to only index every few
days. This seems more likely.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Jun 09

> Either that or your search  settings are set to only index every few
> days. This seems more likely.

Where are these settings? I don't see that option anywhere in WSS2's
Central admin  screens (nor can the original server  admin for that
install).

 
Answer #4    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Jun 09

I'm not sure where they are for WSS2, to be honest. I was thinking of
WSS3 when I wrote the message, but I'd be surprised if it's not an
adjustable option (either via SharePoint or via the command line).

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Daamodar Bhadranavar     Answered On: Jun 09

WSS2 uses SQL Full Text indexing.

technet2.microsoft.com/.../c457edf2-f03c
-44bb-8a36-21a90c26d52a1033.mspx?mfr=true

Not certain where the schedule settings for this resides.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Destiny Lewis     Answered On: Jun 09

Mystery solved! I'll pass this info on to our DBAs and see what
happens...

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Jun 09

There is no schedule, SQL indexes the documents  when they are uploaded.
If documents existed before FTS was enabled or where added while FTS is
disabled then you have to manually recreate the indexes in SQL.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Jun 09

In that case, I might have to chalk this up as
yet-another-mysterious-bug-in-sharepoint.

We've had FTS enabled for a while. Other documents  on other sites  on
this server  are all indexed. New files  are just taking a LONG time  to
show up it seems.

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Jun 09

What is the status of the Index for the Content DB that the documents  are in?
If it's Idle then there's a problem. If it's populating then it's trying to
catch up. The gatherer logs are in \Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL\FTDATA\SQLServer\GatherLogs. The tool you'll need to read them is
in \Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin. The gatherer copies the
files it's indexing  locally when it breaks them down. You can watch them being
written to the FTDATA directory as they're being processed. If there are is a
lot of activity in there then you know that FTS is behind.

You can always rebuild the Index if you think something is missing. It is
possible.

 
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