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Regarding number of content collection RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have 2 locations A and B. Under A we have 2 regions B and C like that. All these locations and regions have already implemented some content search mechanisms like documentum, file shares, MOSS and Share point. For example, we have installed documentum in B and D regions.

        In the above scenarion, how many content collections need to be defined. In the above for 2 documentum servers, whether we need 2 sepereate content collection. Or for documeutm - 1, file shares - 1 like that...

    Friday, March 11, 2011 11:27 AM

Answers

  • The default setting for FAST for SharePoint is one collection named "sp". If you want to filter on data from the different sources you can create search scopes which filter on the content source instead of the collection.

    A collection is just a logical unit (which might make it easier to clear data, at least in test/dev).

    And to clarify, you want to index your data into a new FS4SP server farm right?

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperiosearch.com/
    Friday, March 11, 2011 6:44 PM

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  • The default setting for FAST for SharePoint is one collection named "sp". If you want to filter on data from the different sources you can create search scopes which filter on the content source instead of the collection.

    A collection is just a logical unit (which might make it easier to clear data, at least in test/dev).

    And to clarify, you want to index your data into a new FS4SP server farm right?

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperiosearch.com/
    Friday, March 11, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Thanks Mikael, thats make me clear. Ya sure we planned to use the indexing through FS4SP. Since I am new to FS4SP, I have one more doubt. If we use the default content collection and we have diffferent sources like documentum, file shares and share point and all together nearly 20TB of contents being feed into the FS4SP. So if I add any new document to documentum, as per my understanding the whole data is cleared and need to be refetched. Since our content is so huge, whether it makes any performance impact? What is the useful solution for this?
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:35 PM
  • Thanks Mikael, thats make me clear. Ya sure we planned to use the indexing through FS4SP. Since I am new to FS4SP, I have one more doubt. If we use the default content collection and we have diffferent sources like documentum, file shares and share point and all together nearly 20TB of contents being feed into the FS4SP. So if I add any new document to documentum, as per my understanding the whole data is cleared and need to be refetched. Since our content is so huge, whether it makes any performance impact? What is the useful solution for this?

    Could you explain the bold part some more? Adding new document to any content source does not cause data to be cleared.

    If you need to clear data from a specific content source, there is a way to do this. That is to delete the content source from SharePoint, and re-add it. That will cause all the documents from that source to be removed. I would most likely create a powershell script to remove the content source, and re-add it with the same properties in order to do this more easily.

    -m

    Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:58 PM
  • Now I understand, I was wrong. And I got the concept that, a collection is just a logical unit and our requirement is implemented by defining different Content Sources.  Thanks Mikael.......Thanks
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:37 AM
  • Hi Mikael,

    I am new to FS4SP , i have 2 sites collection and 2 fast search center. now i want to know how to achieve this that when i hit a query on 1st fast search then i get result only from 1 site collection and similarly when i hit a query on the second fast search center i get the result from the 2nd site collection.

    a little that i know is that when we add some site collections in the fast content source then through a single FAST search center only we can get the query results from the all the site collection. i hope u get  what i want to know...

    thanx in advance

    Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:50 AM
  • If you create a search scope for each search center which limits on the content sources or the sites for each site collection, you should be able to get this working.

    There is an example at TechNet which shows how to limit on site for a scope using PowerShell. A scope filter can be any fql, so it's very flexible.

    Hope this will lead you in the right direction.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 

     


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperiosearch.com/
    Sunday, March 20, 2011 7:27 PM
  • If you prefer clicking in the UI to PowerShell, I suggest installing the August Cumulative update: KB 2352342 - SharePoint Server 2010.

    This will add support for creating FAST Search scopes in the UI, using the same approach as for SharePoint Search, under "Site Collection Settings".

    Best regards
    Thomas


    Thomas Svensen | Microsoft Enterprise Search Practice
    Monday, March 21, 2011 6:59 PM
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