Friday, September 6, 2013

Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2013 search

Here we will see about Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2013 search which is newly introduced in SharePoint 2013. Also you can check out some posts on:

- Create list using SharePoint 2013 client object model

- New master pages in SharePoint 2013

- OAuth in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2010 there were 2 types of crawling: 1- Full Crawl 2- Incremental Crawl.

Full crawl focuses on almost everything about the content, whereas incremental crawls focus on picking up the changes in content or pushing the updated ACLs down to the affected items within the index.

Microsoft introduced a new type of crawl known as Continuous crawl.

To provide maximum freshness, continuous crawls focus on smaller changes and use the change logs to pick up those changes faster and in more efficient ways. Continuous crawls overlap each other, which means one continuous crawl doesn't hold up the other one in picking up the changes.

Continuous crawl can't be paused or stopped, only option is to disable it.

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