I have a sharepoint site. I want my users create new items in libraries and lists and when we search for them, they appear immediately in results. Is it ok to create scheduled incremental crawl every 1 minutes? Is that hurts my bandwidth? What's the solution?


If you only need to search specific information from a single site collection throgh a special UI then you may be able to use SharePoint 2010 Site Search which translates the search into CAML queries.

Usually you'll setup the servers doing the crawl to request information from themselves so it'll "only" hurt that/these server(s) and SQL.

But every minute is probably not possible.

In SharePoint 2013 they introduce continuous crawling, which will solve the problem.

  • +1 for the SP2013 info – Diptarag Oct 10 '12 at 13:36
  • Continuous crawling will not solve this. Continuous crawling is merely a substitute for creating an incremental crawl schedule as it will adapt to how frequent the content changes. Default it will start on a 15 minute interval. – Mikael Svenson Oct 11 '12 at 8:07
  • The change is that at least for "medium Internet sites topology" MS recommends that you change that to every minute (Scale search for performance and availability in SharePoint 2013) – Per Jakobsen Oct 11 '12 at 8:19

You may perform an incremental crawl frequently, but every 1 minute is not recommended. Go through this article consider everything and determine the most accurate frequency.

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