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Exchange 2007 Search Indexing

Posted on 2014-11-26
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Hello Everyone,

I have recently enabled Microsoft Exchange Search Indexing on my Exchange databases. I have two questions in regards to this

1)Where is the location of the index file? I would like to monitor the size of this
2)How can I check the status of indexing? I would like to see what % is complete and how much further it has.

Thank you for your help
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Search indexes are not stored in Exchange databases. The search index data for a specific mailbox database is stored in a directory in the same location as the database files. The directory name follows the convention CatalogData-<guid>-<guid> where the first <guid> is the GUID of the database and the second <guid> represents the Instance GUID

Example - CatalogData-b56624f3-bf19-4463-926f-d4705ac3dd08-cc64dd2d-2428-4f12-bba2-79d6d34c4d27

To check the search status the easiest option would be to filter the event logs for the source 'MSExchange Search Indexer'
or look at perfmon counters for search indexing. Please look at below articles for more information.
 

More reading:-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124257(v=EXCHG.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995966(v=exchg.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676503(v=EXCHG.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998289(v=exchg.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123701(v=exchg.80).aspx
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