During an active walk, it indicates a summary of how many pages are to be walked in the next hour, how many were walked in the last hour, and the total number of pages. There is a list of the most-recent URLs fetched, with number of errors and duplicates found, followed by a list of the next URLs to be walked. Below that is summary information about the walk itself, including walk start time, starting URLs, and some profile settings. The Walk Status page updates automatically every 10 seconds until the walk is complete or another page is selected. (After 10 minutes of user inactivity it will refresh once a minute to save traffic.)
When no walk is in progress, the report also includes a list of errors and duplicates encountered. If the last walk was abandoned, the report includes information about how far it went, as well as the report from the last complete walk.
Walk Status tabs
If more than one database is available for viewing, tabs will appear at the top
of the Walk Status, allowing you to swap between database. This can be caused
by a "New" crawl running (allowing you to switch between
New Walk Database and
Live Search Database), or if a "New" crawl failed and automatically reverted
to the previous database (allowing you to switch between
Live Search Database
Failed Walk Database).
If more than one walk has been performed, then an
Archived Logs tab will
be available. This lets you view log files from previous crawls for errors or
other unexpected behavior. No database or searchable content from these old
walks is retained, only the log files.
Old archived logs are automatically cleaned out if they become too numerous or consume too much space, with the oldest logs removed first.
While a walk is occurring, multiple buttons are available:
During the walk the Refresh display:
Now button may be
selected to force a Walk Status display refresh before the 10 second
automatic refresh. Note that this only affects the display, not the
The Refresh display:
Pause button pauses the Walk
Status display (prevent the browser from refreshing the display every
10 seconds): this changes the button to
Auto which will have
the opposite effect (resume the auto-refresh). This is useful when
examining the status page in detail, and avoiding being interrupted by the
browser auto-refresh. Note that both buttons only affect the display,
not the walk itself.
The Current run:
STOP walk button on the Walk Status page
stops the current walk. If the walk type is
New, the walk
will be abandoned (current live search is left intact and not
updated). If the walk type is
Refresh, the new pages are always
live (since refresh uses one database), but the search indexes are not
The Current run:
Pause walk and Make live button
pauses the current walk, updates its search indexes for speed, and makes
the walk live (i.e. deletes the current live database and replaces it
with the current walk). This can be useful if you ran out of disk space
while indexing and subsequently freed up some space, or if a long
running walk was stopped and you want to use the incomplete walk. If
the walk was abandoned due to an error, make sure you resolve the
problem before trying to make the new database live.