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Manage search topology (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: December 16, 2010

This section describes how to change the search topology configuration in a multiple server FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint deployment.

The search topology consists of the Search Service Applications in the SharePoint Server 2010 farm and the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm.

In this section:

The following figure shows the high-level topology of a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint deployment.

FAST Search Server in an overall SharePoint Server farm topology

FAST Search Server in an overall SharePoint Server

The FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm (back-end) provides the processing, indexing, and query matching capabilities.

The parent SharePoint Server 2010 farm (front-end) communicates with the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm through the FAST Search Query SSA and the FAST Search Content SSA.

SQL Server is used for configuration data, crawl database and property store for the people search index.

note Note:

The FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm does not use the SQL Server database to store indexed properties. This differs from SharePoint Server 2010 search, which uses SQL Server as the property store.

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