Our Search Service Application was installed but never configured with rules. Our default Search Service Application Crawl DB has grown to 60GB. We attempted to create a new Crawl Database and reassign component. Point of doing this to delete the default Crawl Database to free up some space. In the process of creating the new database and assigning component and then deleting the default database the process failed because it ran out of space. We were able to add another 10GB of space. We are wondering what the best plan of action is to end up with a properly sized Crawl db with rules that excludes specific sites.
Do we need to repoint the component to the Default crawl db, delete the new db then create new db, reassign component to it and then delete the default crawl db and then unpaused the crawl?