Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SP2010 search crawl error

The crawl log returns the following error while crawling some site collections in the farm, 
1. The object cannot be found
2. Cannot download the item

In my case this was because the site was not accessible from the index server. Try to open the site in a browser on the index server (assuming that host file entries are configured to point to itself). If it does not open or returns an error message "An unexpected error occurred"  on a white screen then it is because the server cannot connect to the database server.

If used,make sure the SQL alias is configured correctly for 32-bit and 64 bit configurations. Make sure the port number is correct. Make sure you can access the database instance using management studio with the same instance name configured in SharePoint.

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