- Author: Bryon J. Noel
Part of my job on the Web Action Team (we need a theme song to go along with the name) is to maintain the ANR search engine. For this we are using a Google Mini search appliance. Which is wonderful as it does it's job very well. On a daily basis I recieve an update letting me know how our ANR search engine is performing. Every now and then, I get one like I got this morning; which is a little different than usual... Without knowing what the normal output is lets see if you can spot the abnormality below...
System Status: OK
Machines Status: OK.
Disks Status: OK.
Temperatures Status: OK.
Document errors since yesterday:: 1,771,032
Documents crawled since yesterday:: 21,515,230
Did you find it?
Yes, those numbers really do say 1.7 million errors and 21.5 million documents crawled overnight. Normally the numbers are around 8,000 errors and 85,000 documents. This turns out to be a funny little quirk that happens every few months. It does not effect the results of the search engine in any way, but simply looks like a numerical error or numerical estimation on Google's part.
This is just one of the many things we do to help make ANR a useful resource for everyone.