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Pause and resume a crawl (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: September 11, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-16

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Before you perform the following procedures, we recommend that:

ImportantImportant:
You must be a shared services administrator to perform the following procedure.

Use the following procedure to pause a crawl of a particular content source.

NoteNote:
You must be careful not to pause crawls for too many content sources at the same time, because each content source that is paused consumes memory on the index server.
Pause a crawl of a particular content source
  1. Complete one of the following steps depending on the status of your installation.

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search administration.

      On the Search Administration page, on the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click Content sources.

      NoteNote:
      For more information, see Description of the Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=121886).
    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is not installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

      On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Content sources and crawl schedules.

  2. On the Manage Content Sources page, point to the content source you want to crawl, click the arrow that appears, and then click Pause Crawl on the menu that appears.

    NoteNote:
    The value in the Status column changes to Pausing for the content source you selected.
  3. Note that the value in the Status column on the page does not change when the crawl is paused. To update the Status column, refresh the Manage Content Sources page by clicking Refresh on the toolbar. When the crawl is paused, the value in the Status column changes to Paused.

    NoteNote:
    Depending on the content being crawled, this might take several minutes to complete.

Use the following procedure to resume a crawl of a particular content source.

Resume a crawl of a particular content source
  1. Complete one of the following steps depending on the status of your installation.

    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search administration.

      On the Search Administration page, on the Quick Launch, in the Crawling section, click Content sources.

      NoteNote:
      For more information, see Description of the Microsoft Office Servers Infrastructure Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=121886).
    • If the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers is not installed, in Central Administration, on the Quick Launch, in the Shared Services Administration group, click a shared service.

      On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

      On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Content sources and crawl schedules.

  2. On the Manage Content Sources page, point to the content source that you want to resume, click the arrow that appears, and then click Resume Crawl on the menu that appears.

    NoteNote:
    The value in the Status column changes to Crawling Full or Crawling Incremental depending on the type of crawl that was running at the time it was paused.

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