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FAST 2010 Index Location RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 2 Server FAST 2010 (Admin Server and Non-Admin Server) - SPFast1 and SPFast2. I have them integrated with a SharePoint 2010 Farm. Now, I have a SAN Partitition of few terrabytes where I want the Fast Server's index files to be stored. I really cannot find this option anywhere. I do not want my C Drive to run out of space - as it is crawling few thousands of records.

    How do I do this?


    Karthick
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:40 PM

Answers

  • hmm, in this case I suggest you look at this article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2017123

    I personally haven't done this (as I usually install on separate drives), but its' worth a try. Let me know how it goes.

     

    Cheers,

    Max

    • Marked as answer by S.Karthick Friday, October 15, 2010 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:00 AM

All replies

  • Hey Karthick,

    The indexes should be located under <InstallPath>\Data\Data_index. Simply specify the SAN partition as the drive you install FAST on. 

    Cheers,

    Max

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 5:18 AM
  • Hi Max, Actually, I have already installed FAST on C:\FAST... I just want to change the index location now. How do I do this?
    Karthick
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:38 AM
  • hmm, in this case I suggest you look at this article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2017123

    I personally haven't done this (as I usually install on separate drives), but its' worth a try. Let me know how it goes.

     

    Cheers,

    Max

    • Marked as answer by S.Karthick Friday, October 15, 2010 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:00 AM
  • Max, thanks. it perfectly worked for me

    I have successfully changed the location.
    Go to FAST 2010 PowerShell of both SPFAST1 and SPFAST2.
    Run nctrl status
    You should see the relevant services running. In my SPFast2, I have the RTS Indexer service running.

    I have changed the FAST Index Location to E: (SAN Partition) in the SPFAST2 machine.
    The configuration of index and Filter XML Directories are present in c:\FASTSearch\etc\rtsplatformrc.xml file.

    After I changed, I restarted the machine and bingo, I could see the index files moved to the SAN Partition!


    Karthick
    Friday, October 15, 2010 9:10 AM
  • Hi Karthick,

    I would suggest you have a look at this article here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff354943.aspx) with special attention to this section:

    "Modifying other configuration files than those listed in this table is not supported and could lead to system inconsistencies during re-configuration and software updates."

    The reference mentioned by Max does work and is supported in ESP 5, but not on FS4SP.

    Best,
    Leo

    Saturday, October 16, 2010 3:16 PM
  • If you don't want to change the location of the files by altering the rtsplatformrc.xml file, you can always create two symlinks (via mklink) "data_index" and "data_fixml" in your c:\FASTSearch\data\ folder. This way you could put your fixml and index anywhere while keeping your fast install vanilla. Nice to have as a fall back alternative.

     


    http://www.comperiosearch.com/

     

    Monday, October 25, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Make sure you edit both rtsplatformrc.xml and search-1.xml when moving the index files.

    (Wrote about it at http://techmikael.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-change-location-of-index-files.html)

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
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    Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:05 PM
  • The only supported way of moving your data is to symlink a folder to your FASTSearch/data folder. For example using mklink.exe.

    This is the preferred approach compared to by previous comment about editing the location in the config files.

    -m


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
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    Monday, April 18, 2011 7:43 PM