After reset search index and ran full crawl my c drive full and consumed more space and again index component went down showing yellow mark

Now c drive full not able to access CA

Now what steps need to follow clear space and move index another location Because I have content more than 200gb

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You should move your index to another drive. It is not a good practice to keep the search index in your C drive. It may also cause performance issues during the crawl.

Here is the instructions on how to do it: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/search/manage-the-index-component

Here is another useful link: http://blog.sharepointgeek.nl/post/2013/09/18/Move-the-search-index-location-in-SharePoint-2013.aspx

Here is a nice function created by Ivan j.: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Move-SharePoint-2013-242869e2

  • Hi thanks for reply. I will move to another drive but how to clear space in c drive ?central admin not working I think because of no space in c drive .if i will do index rest it will clear space them I will move index or delete manually ? – Anand Mar 18 '19 at 18:39
  • Or another option delete search service and Create new search service with custom index location with powershell – Anand Mar 18 '19 at 18:52
  • You do not need the central administration to move the index. All you need is to run some PowerShell commands. You can also delete the index folder in C drive. here is an article explains how to find your index location: itgroove.net/mmman/2015/04/30/… – Aslan Mar 20 '19 at 20:04
  • if you delete the search service application, all your managed properties and other customization will be gone. I would suggest you to delete the folder in C drive and move the index to another drive and re-index... – Aslan Mar 20 '19 at 20:07

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