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Content Source to a Content Collection RRS feed

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  • Hi Freddy,

    It's possible, but with some major limitations.

    You can create new content source and map contents to them, but only when using the legacy crawlers/connectors such as FAST Web Crawler or FAST JDBC/Lotus Connector, where you can specify to which content collection to add the documents.

    All other sources, which you manage via the SharePoint UI (SharePoint, file system, LOB, etc) is always mapped to "sp" and that cannot be changed.

    Amir

    Sunday, July 29, 2012 7:00 AM
  • Hi,

    You can create multiple Content SSA's to achieve this.

    Check this thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fastsharepoint/thread/00697e28-3544-4996-a3d6-a9399d0187b5#effcf1c2-756b-4c08-9142-4da8652fc519. It's not supported directly or covered in the docs. I think there is some minor theoretical issues with this, but I cannot recall right now what they were. I think it has to do with analytics. I think there is a thread on it in the forum, but couldn't locate it just now.

    Thanks,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/MCT/MCPD
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    Author of Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

    Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:15 PM
  • Hi Amir,

    Thanks for the reply.

    >>All other sources, which you manage via the SharePoint UI (SharePoint, file system, LOB, etc) is always mapped to "sp" and that cannot be changed.

    Actually, My question was focused towards this. 

    Thanks Mikael. Plz post back if you get any info on this, on your way. Or if you could find ther other thread which you mentioned.

    Thanks a lot guys!! 


    Freddie Maize ..A story with Glory is History. Doesn’t matter whether Glory rest in the world of Demon or God. Lets create History..


    Monday, July 30, 2012 7:10 AM
  • Hi Mikael,

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fastsharepoint/thread/6ad4c886-7e2d-4817-8191-6777110b1766/ I believe, this is the thread that you were talking about.

    Knut said "there are other features that may not work as expected when using multiple Content SSAs, due to the fact that the SSAs may generate identical content IDs. Therefore this configuration is not supported."

    Any idea what he was actually pointing at? Also will there be any obvious performance issue (in any way) when we go for multi Content SSA but with only one Query SSA (in a single node system or single farm or however it should be refered to)?

    This is getting interesting as we can achieve mutli pipeline feature if what we are discussing takes me there.

    Much Thanks!!


    Freddie Maize ..A story with Glory is History. Doesn’t matter whether Glory rest in the world of Demon or God. Lets create History..

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:25 AM
  • Hi,

    That's the thread I was thinking of yes. The issue is that you will have a separate crawler database per Content SSA, and thus will have duplicate id's generated. (See http://blog.comperiosearch.com/2011/12/fs4sp-primary-keys-work/ for an explanation of the contentid and internalid). So, you will have duplicate content id's, but the internal id's will be different as you index to different collections.

    Some components (like analytics I think) use the contentid, so click-boost etc can get screwed up.

    And multiple Content SSA's will not impact performance as long as you don't crawl at the same times.

    Thanks,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/MCT/MCPD
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    Author of Working with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

    • Marked as answer by freddieMaize Wednesday, August 1, 2012 11:31 AM
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:05 PM