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Add an index column (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010
 

Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-05

If the total index is too large to reside on one server, you can scale out your FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm by adding an index column.


warningWarning
Before you add an index column, you must first remove all indexed content from the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm. Depending on the size of the deployment, it may take days to re-index the content.
To add an index column
  1. Stop crawling:

  2. Pause the Web Analyzer components. These components analyze links between items and search clickthrough logs. The components must be stopped to avoid partial updates for indexed items during the procedure.

    1. On the administration server, open a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

      1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the server where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

      2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

      3. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

      4. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

    2. Inspect the Web Analyzer schedule status:

      waadmin ShowStatus
      
      noteNote
      Refer to waadmin.exe reference if you use multiple views for the Web Analyzer.

      In the Views section of the command output, for the default view, inspect the Schedule status. If the Schedule status is set to paused, follow these steps:

      1. Start the Web Analyzer view:

        waadmin enqueueview
        
      2. Wait until the default Web Analyzer view is running. Type the following command to inspect the Schedule status:

        waadmin ShowStatus
        

        Repeat the command until the Schedule status is set to running.

    3. Stop Web Analyzer processing:

      waadmin AbortProcessing
      spreladmin AbortProcessing
      
  3. Wait until all item processing is finished:

    psctrl status
    

    Repeat the command until all processor servers report "idle".

  4. Remove all items from the content index:

  5. Make sure that no items are indexed on any of the indexers.

    On the administration server, run the following command:

    indexerinfo -a doccount
    
    noteNote
    All indexers must report 0 items before you proceed to the next step.
  6. Reconfigure the deployment to add an index column:

    1. Determine the changes that you must apply to the deployment configuration file (deployment.xml):

      • Add a host element for each server in the new index column.

        noteNote
        All index columns must have the same configuration.
    2. Follow the steps in Reconfigure the deployment including adding new servers.

  7. On the administration server, run the following commands to resume processing for the Web Analyzer components:

    waadmin EnqueueView
    spreladmin Enqueue
    
  8. Start a full crawl of all content:

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