We have about 10 million items in our webapp that we crawl. The owners created a special search page that searches the items using the search API but only searches the filename and metadata, not the contents. To speed up crawl, is there a way to keep crawl from crawling the contents of the files and only grab the filenames and metadata to populate the index with?

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There's no option as far as I'm aware. You should look at infrastructure if you're having crawl performance issues.

  • If we knew all the documents were PDFs, could we remove the iFilter? That would prevent crawl from crawling the content but still log the file and metadata into the index correct?
    – Semada
    Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 13:56

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