I scheduled my incremental crawl to run every 5 minutes. However, it is not running. It should crawl by 5:55pm, but it didn't. Any advice?

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  • Can you share the screen of content source's setting page where crawl schedule selected? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 27 '14 at 10:17
  • Added. Please check again. – Jed Aug 27 '14 at 10:21
  • that's weird, did you see any thing in the crawl log? or enable the verbose on search then check the ULS logs at the time when it skip. Looks like it confused...can you change the schedule to some other timings and test it. – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 27 '14 at 12:20
  • There is not even a log created. – Jed Aug 28 '14 at 1:07
  • did you change the schedule from 5 min to some thing different and also can you trace the skipping pattern? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 28 '14 at 12:09

Just got this one fixed for me. The crawl were scheduled but they would never start - the dates would get updated.

Background: we have 2 search servers, SP timer service (services.msc) were started in both. Tried restarting and cleaning the Cache folder but that didn't help. Problem started happening when I changed the scheduled time. There were no errors on ULS or event viewer

How it was fixed:

  1. Went Manage services on server (Central Admin)
  2. SharePoint Server Search service was stopped in one of the servers
  3. The only way to start that was using PowerShell on the server that had the service stopped. As seen in this Microsoft page

    Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Local | Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance

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