November 11th, 2005 by obts
Subject: Move content indexes and property store files
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 14:55:04 -0700
I am trying to move the content indexes and property store files to a different folder. I have tried using the instructions at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830316 and http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;825484 . I am able to stop the SharePointPSSearch and then I run catutil PROPSTORE siteid(id of the site) -m “c:\sharepoint\sps.edb”. It appears to be running and doesn’t give any errors although it never really copies or moves any files. It also looks like catutil starts the SharePointPSSearch. I am running catutil from the bin directory.
When I try to move the content index, I get the following error: “The procedure entry point FlushLog could not be located in the dynamic link library dfastlog.DLL.” This error occurs with catutil.exe version 11.0.5704.0. I don’t get the error with catutil.exe version 11.0.4920.22. I don’t get any errors with that version, but it doesn’t move or copy any files.
Our production server is out of room on the C:\ drive so I really need to get the indexes and property store files moved. Any suggestions?
Subject: RE: Move content indexes and property store files
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 07:06:13 -0800
First, make sure you are using the catutil.exe file that is in the <sharepoint portal server path>\bin file.
Second, try shutting down the mssearch service on the SQL server holding the databases, in addition to shutting down the sharepointpssearch service. I had similar problems to those listed below – this allowed the command to execute properly.