VM is taking hours to crawl or re-crawl RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a complete setup for FS4SP 2010 with me running on the server.

    It was working fine since i got it, but from past 2 days, suddenly it has started taking hours to crawl any content and that too without any successes.

    I have tried reseting IIS, extracted a new virtual machine and all, but nothing has been proved helpful. Moreover, if i try to stop crawling in between the crawling process, it doesn't stop and seems endless.

    Server Configuration:

    • E5506, 2.13GHz (2 Processors)
    • 16GB RAM

    Please help...

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 9:59 AM


All replies

  • Examine the post,

    I guess, it works for you.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:14 AM
  • It's not buddy, my problem is different, I am not getting any kind of error message.

    Generally if we crawl some content and it's completed with errors, it's other thing and your solution works; but in my case, the crawling seems endless. It's taking hours to crawl any content.

    Any idea ? :-/

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:41 AM
  • When was the VM set up the first time with FAST? Could it be that your certificate has expired like I wrote about today (

    We're using the MS Information Worker images in a FAST for SharePoint workshop we are conduction, and all the student machines stopped working today due to the FAST certificate had expired the other day.

    You can use ULSViewer to more easily examine the SharePoint logs for the mssearch process, and get more information on why the crawl is failing.

    Mikael Svenson 

    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4 -
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 6:44 PM