In SPO, Search suddenly stopped working. Can't even locate files from inside document libraries.
Where is the crawl log in SPO?
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In order to see the crawl log in SharePoint Online, you need to create an eDiscovery Site Collection.
When the eDiscovery SC is created, create a case and add a souce. Finally run queries exporting content to your source case.
- In the eDiscovery Center, open the case that you want to add a source to.
- Click eDiscovery Sets.
- Type a name for the eDiscovery Set, such as Executive Correspondence.
- Next to Sources, click Add & Manage Sources.
- In the dialog box that appears, under Mailboxes, type the account names or e-mail addresses for the Exchange mailboxes T
- Under Locations, type the URL or file share address for the content you want to use as the source. Any content you include must be indexed by search.
- Click Save.
- In the box under Filter, type any keywords you want to use to narrow down the source.
- To narrow down content by a date range, enter the Start Date and End Date.
- To limit results to the author of a document or list item, or to a specific sender of e-mail messages, type the names or e-mail addresses in the Author/Sender box.
- To limit results to a specific Exchange domain, type its name in the Domain box.
- Click the Apply Filter button.
- Click Enable In-Place hold.
- To verify that you’ve selected the right content, click Preview Results.
- Click Save.
Source: Plan and manage eDiscovery cases
SharePoint PnP Powershell contains a command to get crawl log : Get-PnPSearchCrawlLog.
You can get the crawl log for a specific url prefix (for example):
import-module sharepointpnppowershellonline Connect-PnPOnline https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/somecollection Get-PnPSearchCrawlLog -Filter "https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/somecollection/Shared Documents"
Will return (date are in french in my case):
Url : https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/somecollection/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx CrawlTime : 22/01/2020 09:17:24 ItemTime : 01/01/0001 00:00:00 LogLevel : Success Status : ItemId : 656269 ContentSourceId : 1 Url : https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/somecollection/Shared Documents/doc1.docx CrawlTime : 21/01/2020 15:22:58 ItemTime : 09/11/2019 00:43:15 LogLevel : Success Status : ItemId : 1054666 ContentSourceId : 1 Url : https://tenant.sharepoint.com/sites/somecollection/Shared Documents/doc2.docx CrawlTime : 21/01/2020 14:55:41 ItemTime : 21/01/2020 17:10:43 LogLevel : Success Status : ItemId : 1239818 ContentSourceId : 1