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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Scaling out Search—adding a property database

As we saw in the previous recipe, the index partition is associated with a property database. As your site grows and the items in the index grow, metadata needs become a possible bottleneck.

This information is stored in the property database. If users are performing many metadata searches, then more property databases (either on the same or separate SQL Servers) may need to be added to relieve this congestion. This recipe shows how to achieve this.

Getting ready

You must have farm-level administrative permissions to the Central Administration site.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Central Administration and click Application Management.
  2. The third section is Service Applications. Under this section, click Manage ...

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