Enable Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2013 Search

Continuous Crawl is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2013 Search.

The idea of the feature is to:

Keep the Results as Fresh as possible

How it works?

Continuous crawl crawls content that was added, changed, or deleted since the last crawl.  Continuous Crawl starts at pre-defined time intervals.  The default time interval is every 15 minutes.  Multiple continuous crawl can run simultaneously.

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How to configure?

To enable Continuous Crawl for a a Content Source, Please follow the steps below.

Open Central Administration > Service Applications > Search Service Application

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Click on the Content Sources link as highlighted above.

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In the appearing page click on the Local SharePoint Sites item.  You will get the page below.  Scroll down & Check the Enable Continuous Crawls option under the Crawl Schedule section.

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Click the OK button to save changes.  You are done with enabling Continuous Crawl.

Please note that only SharePoint Sites sources can have this enabled.

References

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219802(v=office.15).aspx

Summary

In this article we have seen how to enable Continuous Crawl.

One thought on “Enable Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2013 Search

  1. ajay says:

    nice post

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