I am ready to create "Search Service Application" in SharePoint 2013. I have few questions before I use the GUI or PowerShell to create search svc app.
- I have a dedicated VM (SP2013Search) for search
- How do I provision Search Service App so it uses server from step 1?
- Also, I read somewhere that I can move SP 2010 existing (non-fast) search DB to 2013. Is that a good idea given SP 2013 search DB schema may be way different than SP 2010 enterprise search (not fast). But I also have bunch of metadata that I created in SP 2010 search and custom scopes. Should I start SP 2013 from scratch and use some other mean to import Managed Metadata and Scopes?