Friday, November 6, 2015

Removing an Index Partition Component Server in SharePoint 2013 Search


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[code] Step 1 : Clone the Active Search Topology # Clone $ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $active = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -SearchApplication $ssa -Active $clone = New-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -SearchApplication $ssa -Clone –SearchTopology $active Step 2: Get the ID of the Index Component to Remove # Get the Index Search Component ID To Remove $indexComponentID = (Get-SPEnterpriseSearchComponent -SearchTopology $clone -Identity IndexComponent1).componentID Note: Use Get-SPEnterpriseSearchStatus -SearchApplication $ssa to see which components you have. Or use Get-SPEnterpriseSearchComponent -SearchTopology $clone Step 3: Remove the original Index Component # Remove Search Component Remove-SPEnterpriseSearchComponent -Identity $indexComponentID.GUID -SearchTopology $clone -confirm:$false Step 4: Activate Search Topology Again # Activate Search Topology Again Set-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -Identity $clone Step 5: Monitor the Distribution of the Index (this time it should be instantaneous) Get-SPEnterpriseSearchStatus -SearchApplication $ssa [/code]

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