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Topic # 201565 24-Aug-2016 15:10
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Hi there
SBS2011, sharepoint never used or setup, just has the system default setup.


Wss_search has high disk usage (constant reads) , according to the resource monitor
WSS_Search db is approx 500Mb , thats considerably bigger than the small sharepoint db


do I need to del this search db , is that safe to do ?

I have found 2 methods to do that , either via sharepoint admin (just stop the service & restart it)
or manually : stop the service, rename wss_search db * log , restart


any advice appreciated


I havnt found any definite fixes for this issue via google searches







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  Reply # 1616899 24-Aug-2016 15:21
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This might point you in the right direction:


It appears that this process logs errors into a table in the database, and keeps them for 30 days - so if it's having trouble crawling for some reason, that database will blow up.


You probably need to get your SQL on, look at what the errors are, and fix them :)




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  Reply # 1617039 24-Aug-2016 21:10
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If you want to reduce the disk load take a look at the indexing options. Probably continuous. For a small db with few updates maybe that is not needed and can be dialled down.


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  Reply # 1627988 12-Sep-2016 16:57
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also check your antivirus isn't monitoring that part of the system - it can cause higher cpu and slow things down too.




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  Reply # 1628300 13-Sep-2016 06:53
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Out of memory? That can cause high disk usage.



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