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Sharepoint Search - Indexing Errors

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 19, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Setup: Sharepoint 2007, 3 physical server farm (all servers Windows 2003 SP2); 2xWFE providing search services, third server running Search Indexing. WSS/MOSS SP2 and August 2010 cumulative hotfix pack (KB2276474) applied to all servers.  KB946517 fix applied to all servers.  Backend DB is a Windows 2003 SP2 microsoft cluster, SQL Server 2005 SP2.

Attempting to index a content source which is a network share on a remote site, \\server\share.  Crawler impact rules specify 64 threads be used against this content source.

Indexing proceeds as expected gathering about 2000 files.  Then suddenly 8000 errors appear in the log with the text "The server is unavailable and could not be accessed. The server is probably disconnected from the network."

The server is most definitely available, and the content access account has access to all files on the share.  What is causing these errors?  It is almost like MOSS loses the ability to "see" the remote server.  However, there are no network issues and other clients in the enterprise continue to access this share successfully during the period where the errors are logged.

[Debug log just shows thousands of entries like these...
CGatherer::CommitTransaction succeeded, URL \\ser

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