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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
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Scaling out Search—adding a crawl database

The final component that can be scaled out with regards to search is crawler. In the topology search application page, it is broken into two items:

  • Crawl Database

  • Crawl Component

The Crawl Server comprises of the crawl component that is associated with a crawl database. Each crawl database has one or more crawl components (crawlers) to index its content. It is typically scaled out for redundancy purposes or to increase the speed of the crawl.

The crawler crawls the content sources and creates the index partition(s). Then it sends the created partition(s) to the query server(s). It does not hold the index partition. It writes details about the crawl into the crawl database. It is stateless in that it does not retain information itself.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central Administration site and click Application Management.

  2. 2. The third section is Service...