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Extend content capacity for a new deployment (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: December 16, 2010

A default Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint indexer configuration is optimized for content volumes up to 15 million items per index column. You can change the indexer configuration to handle up to 40 million items per column.

Important Important:

Before you extend the content capacity, read the recommendations in Performance and capacity recommendations (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

To extend content capacity for a new deployment

  1. Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint by following the steps in Install FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  2. Change the index partition configuration:

    1. On the administration server, locate the indexer template configuration file:

      <FASTSearchFolder>\META\config\profiles\default\templates\installer\etc\config_data\RTSearch\clusterfiles\rtsearchrc.xml.win32.template

      Where <FASTSearchFolder> is the path of the folder where you have installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, for example C:\FASTSearch.

    2. Save a backup of the file. You may need the backup at a later stage if the configuration file is modified in a software update.

    3. In a text editor, open the file and change the following configuration parameters:

      • numberPartitions:

        Default value: 5

        New value: 10

      • docsDistributionMax:

        Default value:

        6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000

        New value:

        6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000,6000000

  3. Configure FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint by following the steps in Configure a multiple server deployment.

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