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Increasing the speed of Office 365 search crawl

Written by Peter Ward on July 1, 2017 – 11:48 pm -

With SharePoint on premise there’s plenty of search options to increase the frequency of the search crawl, to the search results show up quicker.

– Increase the incremental search periods

– Add on an app server to take on the additional search horse power

– Target sites or site collections that require quicker search crawls

The list can go on….

 

But with Office 365, this ability isn’t there..

Chris O’Brien has a good explanation on this: waiting-for-search-crawl-in-office-365 with some work arounds, but queries can break.

 

One approach I discovered was to set the server resource quota to 10,000. By default it’s 300. This setting can be found in the SharePoint Admin Center.

https://tentant.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/SiteCollections.aspx

 

 

When I did this I was getting search results in 5-10 mins after a document was uploaded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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