Our staging environment (1xSQL, 2X WFE 1x indexer / application running MOSS 2007 SP1 with some hotfixes) went bad (vmware mayhem) and we lost our search indexer. No form of recovery is possible.
Our plan is to rebuild from scratch which is nearly complete. The configuration (disks etc) is all identical.
Should I remove the old server from farm and then add the newly built machine with the original name?
Or run the configuration wizard and try to add it into the farm with the same name?
Or add it into the farm as a new indexer with a new name?
There is also a crazy plan to use a clone from a server that does exactly the same thing in our live environment. How does this sound to peeps (same domain, different name)?
Any comments appreciated.
Thanks, I've added the new server and got it setup crawling ok (although its taking for ever).
Should I reset all crawled content and start again? When should I remove the dead servers (old indexer and 2nd WFE) from the farm?
I did remove the server from the farm and did a new crawl and it's all happy now.