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Windows indexing network folder problem

Posted on 2014-01-02
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Hi,

on my workstation with Windows Server 2012R2 I have fast SSD drives in RAID1 for the system and two network locations for documents and working files:
- On LAN I have NAS server for Documents, Music etc...
- Via IPSec VPN I have mapped folders from server in datacenter with some important data

As I am on OC-3 155 Mbps internet connection with 2ms lag to datacenter, this works perfectly.

Now, both locations are mapped to drive names on my workstation, for example:
L:\ is \\LocalShare
R:\ is \\RemoteShare

Both mapped drives are included in my SEARCH INDEXING LOCATIONS.

PROBLEM?
While \\LocalShare gets indexed without a problem, the \\RemoteShare gets interrupted every week or so, because I connect from my workstation to remote router as my home router is not compatible with remote one for IPSec VPN.
So, connection with \\RemoteShare drops every week for as long as I need to notice. Then I reconnect and sharing works fine...

...BUT INDEXING gets totally lost!
Not only indexing of \\RemoteShare, but ALL indexing for everything on my workstation renders unusable. Searching in Outlook 2013 does not work anymore, searching for local files finds nothing etc...
I have to rebuild whole index to get it working again, but this takes 2 days as there are gozillion of files and items to index.

Any idea how to optimize indexing of \\RemoteShare?
Maybe to tell Windows it is remote, so indexing will not stuck when it is unavailable, but simply skip it and retry after some 15 minutes or so?
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Is indexing enabled on the remote server?

I had no end of problems with searching and indexing on remote data from my client when indexing wasn't enabled on the remote server for the share data I needed to search.
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Hi,

no, indexing on REMOTE end is not enabled. I think it does not matter, since remote index does not have anything to do with SHARED files if share is used on other computer.

Problem occurs only when VPN link to remote share is gone for some time - then indexing gets lost and seems it does not continue.
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No solution given for some time.
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