This page shows the status of the latest walk for the current profile. If a walk is in progress, it is the one reported.

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 and 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:

  • Now button

    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 walk itself.

  • Pause/Auto button

    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.

  • STOP walk button

    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 updated.

  • Pause walk and Make live button

    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.

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