After rebooting our multiserver 2013 farm, the Search Administration page shows the following error:
Sharepoint 2013 search error - The search application 'Search Service Application' on server is not provisioned.Confirm that the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Timer service and Central Administration service are running on the server.
Queries are possible, but no new content is being crawled. When I click Content Sources I get an exception which looks like this in ULS:
WcfReceiveRequest: LocalAddress: 'https://server.x.net:32888/cff12e32958241e4c109e0df0dc48f8a/SearchAdmin.svc' Channel: 'System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel' Action: 'http://tempuri.org/ISearchApplicationAdminWebService/GetVersion' MessageId: 'urn:uuid:6be9d3a7-34e9-403e-aa83-136cccfd784d' 7abaeb9d-73c5-0068-64e4-feed937aadc2
Unable to find application '5c953f20-24e7-48c1-a404-e633d987fcc1'
What kind of application is it that cannot be found? We have tried reboots, clearing config cache and are getting desperate as this is our production environment and no new content is being crawled.
Update: This guid reveals itself to be the index guid. The index itself is partitioned over two backend servers and seems to be in working order when looking at the Search Topology diagram on the Search admin page.
Update2: We also have the following error in the event log, recurring with high frequency:
Search not provisioned: There is no project Portal_Content mounted under gatherer application