We're experiencing two problems with the Tridion Search functionality:
- The Tridion Search Service (cm_srch_svc.exe) consumes much CPU. Multiple times per day, the CPU usage is so high that the machine does no longer respond and seems to hang. After a minute or so, the problem disappears.
- The hard drive of the machine is getting full. More specifically, the directory G:\Progs\BT2TRI\101\Search\pdd\ contains about 50GB of data (about 34000 files). There are files for each (working) day since the Tridion installation date (June 2011) up till today. The files are bigger and bigger (June 2011: 9kB per file; Sep 2014: 3070kB per file).
We do a daily mkvdk in order to optimize the Verity collection (as described in the Administration Guide, section 5.1).
However, we DON'T perform 'Synchronizing your Search collection' (Administration Guide, section 5.3), in order to rebuild the search index (using the SynchronizerGUI.exe tool). Could this be the cause of our problems?
I'm a bit afraid to break our old Tridion 5.3 environment. I don't know whether running the SynchronizerGUI tool would break anything. Or how long it would run, considering that it hasn't ever been executed before...
Could anyone tell what the risks are (if any), and whether running this tool could solve our problems in the first place?
Thanks in advance,