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Add a backup indexer row (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: December 16, 2010

You can add a backup indexer row on a new set of servers, or you can add the backup indexer role to an existing search row in your farm deployment.

To add a backup indexer row

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

    • If you add a backup indexer row on a new set of servers:

      • searchcluster: Add a row element for the backup indexer row, with the index attribute set to "secondary".

      • host: Add a host element for each server in the new backup indexer row. Add a searchengine sub-element with correct row and column attribute values.

    • If you add the backup indexer role to an existing search row:

      • searchcluster: For the existing search row, set the index attribute to "secondary".

  2. Reconfigure the deployment:

  3. Copy the index data from the primary indexer to the backup indexer:

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