SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Crawl Performance Part 2
Tony has made yet another good posting in his "SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Crawl Performance" series.
I think when Tony has completed this series (If there is ever an end as he's still got V3 to start talking about (hint hint Tony :):):)), the will be a great series of postings on truly understanding the crawler. Kudos Tony!
In my post "Understanding SharePoint - Part 1 - Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer" I refer to what I call "PDR" for Processed Documents Rate for the SearchGatherProjects\Processed Documents Rate, which is an indicator on a specific index. Tony provides details on the "Search Gatherer" object which is the gatherer as a whole. DO check out what he states for estimating times to completion in his posting. It's something we try to explain to our customers on a near daily basis, and he's got some great scenarios to describe on this to "estimate" times to completion.
Again, Kudos Tony!