I have a large content database on a Sharepoint 2010 site collection (130GB).
The search crawl component which has a job to index items in the site collection is taking too long and in the process eats up all the CPU.
A suggestion I found online was to create a second crawl component on a separate sever to crawl the same crawl DB.
My question is... do I install Sharepoint 2010 on another server and then only activate crawl component etc. How do I configure this second Sharepoint server?
Also, is there any other way I can use this second server? (seems a bit overkill just to use it to crawl).