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Turn off indexing feature to reduce OS overhead?

I'm running on a Windows 2000 server. When I click on Properties on any of my drives, the 'Allow indexing service to index this disk for fast file searching' is checked. Since these drives only contain my data files and aren't searched on, is this something I should turn off in order to reduce OS overhead on my drives?

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The indexing service is a Windows feature, as you probably already know. If your drive only contains Oracle datafiles, then you won't be using Explorer's search functionality on that drive. So you can turn it off. And it might save you OS overhead. In the long run, you might not notice it though.

This was first published in July 2004

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