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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Specifying Location of the Index

To increase performance or to ensure that the necessary disk space is present, the Administrator can specify the location of the index and the associated files. These files can be classified as

  • Search Property Store The indexed properties are kept for all workspaces together in a file called SPS.EDB. Because the property store contains properties from each indexed document, the SPS.EDB file will become fairly large. To ensure optimal performance, it is loaded into main memory. As it may be too large to cache it entirely, it may get paged into memory on demand. Associated with this file are related transaction log files. These files are created by default in the C:\Program Files\SharePoint Portal Server\Data\FTData ...

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