I have a Windows Server 2012 server with SharePoint Foundation 2013 and the latest CU from September 17. This front end server is connected to a sql 2008 r2 server. I have 4 sharepoint applications created. My issues is with one of them because it stores PDF files, many....about 800000 documents....not yet one million. Although there are many files in there, the database is only about 60GB.
People started to complain that they could not use search because it was not working. I found out that I was out of disk space on the sharepoint server and a crawl was running.
I stop the crawl and I've got my disc space back. Started another crawl and the disk space was gone again...basically I cannot do a crawl on this because it takes all the disk space. I extended the disk space to 800GB and it was not enough as well. It seems that crawl is really pulling the real content from database instead of crawling just a link or so. It's not behaving normally or according to expected. We have a bigger database with about 800GB and also many files and it doesn't behave like this.
Any suggestions? This is freaking me out for a long time now. I have installed new servers and all and I always get the same result.
Your help is very appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Aganju.