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SharePoint Online Search Crawling

As far as I know in the Office 365 / SharePoint Online, you don't have any control over the schedule for the crawl. This is managed by Microsoft. SharePoint Online targets between 15 minutes and ...
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What is the proper way to tell SharePoint not to crawl a deleted site collection?

I think, you should run the full crawl to remove the deleted site from index.Crawler try 30 times before make a decison that this file/url no more with sharepoint. When the crawler encounters an ...
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Crawl Component Removal Impact

No, there will be no loss of Index, since the Index component is another component and in your case on another server. When the Crawl component fails, no new content can be crawled which leads to that ...
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What is the proper way to tell SharePoint not to crawl a deleted site collection?

If deleted site collections still showed in the search result,then make sure below things A full Crawl against the content source(which belongs to deleted site collections) If after couple of crawls ...
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Files are not found by search in SharePoint 2013 - how is that possible? Can I systematically check for such hidden files?

Does the file need an "Approval Status". If so, I have seen Search skip content that was pending approval if the library was setup that way.
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Stop entire site collection from showing in global search results

Search aggregates all the data across the farm into it's own database. When using the everything vertical from a search page, it is returning the user everything they have access to that matches that ...
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How to detect the account used for crawling?

You need to know the default content Access account. Login to SharePoint Central admin with farm admin account goto Application management > Manage Service Application...On this click on the ...
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Change Next Full Crawl date

Go to your content source and click on edit. Scroll below and you will find Schedule for Full Crawl. Below you will have a "Edit Schedule" link. A pop up opens as below Do the same for both the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

We just went through the same issue. Have a look at your CrawlStore SQL database, in the MSSCrawlURL table. I bet there is a row with an "ErrorCount" of exactly 32767. Sharepoint seems to increment ...
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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

Reboot the server, do also clear your configuration cache and that should fix the issue. It did for me most of the times.
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Clean up search index. Remove orphaned crawled and managed properties

I alterd the script of @Benjooster because it doesn't work for me on SharePoint 2013. You need to pass a SearchServiceApplication object as a parameter instead off the name. Also when a crawled ...
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Incremental Crawl not running as scheduled (Sharepoint 2013)

Just got this one fixed for me. The crawl were scheduled but they would never start - the dates would get updated. Background: we have 2 search servers, SP timer service (services.msc) were started ...
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Advance Seach webpart, can i force the "Contain" to search for substrings

(From MS official Documentation) When you use words in a free-text KQL query, Search in SharePoint 2013 returns results based on exact matches of your words with the terms stored in the full-text ...
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Crawl Properties & Managed Properties for my lookup site column's Title. why this is not being managed automatically

ows_ProjectDapartment is very likely the crawled property you are looking for. You will need to manually create the managed property for Lookup column as it is not created automatically. See this ...
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SharePoint Online Search Crawling

Continuous crawls help keep search results fresh by frequently crawling content in SharePoint sites. Continuous crawls are enabled in SharePoint Online, with crawl frequencies managed by Microsoft. In ...
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Crawl stop after item count reached 2million+ in web application

Microsoft increase the threshold limit to 10 million but you have to apply June 2016 CU. For SharePoint Foundation 2013, the maximum number of indexed items is 2 million items per index ...
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Sharepoint online not indexing Publishing Pages

There is an issue going on with SharePoint online because of which .aspx pages are not getting indexed. Expected time for a fix is tomorrow. It is visible in the Admin center. You need Admin ...
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SP365 - Exclude specific folder from search results

You can use advanced search to add a "Does not contain" rule to exclude results based on a specific url path. This adds a querystring parameter that "negates" that path from existing on a specific ...
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SharePoint Search Result after updated Metadata

It might be a good idea to download the Sharepoint search query tool and have a look at the raw values from the query. If it shows the same result I'll say that is likely that the crawler is not ...
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SharePoint 5000 item limit threshold in sharepoint 2016

CSWP might work best. Indexes do not work as you have more than 20k items. With CSWP you could use the Path parameter like Path:https://sp.company.com/somesite/somelibrary/, or some other filtering ...
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Indexing File Share get properties of files

Not that I have seen from the out of the box Image File Handler. You can replace the Image handler with a better IFilter, like the one from IFilterShop.com and then recrawl the files. This will create ...
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Why only custom site columns which contain data will get managed & crawl properties

Just to add on top of the answers above. In your scenario the best possible solution for your Problem managers site column is to create manually or using Powershell one custom managed property let's ...
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Why only custom site columns which contain data will get managed & crawl properties

Managed Property name doesn't create any affect! You can create a managed property named ABC for a column named XYZ, what matters is the fact that you do proper mapping of the crawl property to the ...
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Why only custom site columns which contain data will get managed & crawl properties

When adding new columns in your SharePoint environment, and wanting to use them in SharePoint Search, they should be indexed first before you can use them. To have new columns indexed, and thus have ...
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SharePoint 2010 Search Performance Level

You are right, there is no such documentation available which will tell you about the logical or physical. We had an issue with search couple of years ago, after spending couple of week with Support. ...
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What is the use of a sharepoint crawl?

Index can be auto updated if we configure the continuous crawling option as others mentioned. But it can hit the performance of the SharePoint, Because from crawling to indexing is not a simple task. ...
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What is the use of a sharepoint crawl?

You can enable that feature in from SharePoint Server 2013 and forward, and you get the functionality you ask for. However, this feature "continuous crawl" is resource intensive and most organisations ...
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Does the SharePoint Search crawler execute JavaScript?

No, it does not. You can watch how the crawler works against a web site by using Fiddler as a proxy for the crawler.
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create separate search service applications for big content sources and best practise for crawling settings?

1) Unless you are splitting your content into different farms, adding more processes (new Service Application) to run on the same farm (servers) will only increase the load. 2) a) Full crawl - ...
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