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Updating google search appliance

As Google have announced that GSA will be EOL in 2018, this is a minimal port.

Last updated on April 11, 2007 at AMOn April 12, 2007, the Penn State Search Engine Support Team will update the Google Search Appliance during the maintenance window from - a.m.

During this time, the Google Search Appliance, which services edu and internal Penn State searches, will experience intermittent outages.

One caveat to using this module is that we are consuming the XML results directly from the device, so if you are using the GSA's advanced search reporting, you will not get user-click information from drupal search results pages.

This might be a good project for the eager contributor to look into, along with bringing the 7.x feature set up to speed with the 6.x feature set.

At the moment the 7.x version amounts to a stripped-down implementation of the 6.x version.

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If you are using the block search form, search from any page that the block appears on. There you will find a search form and results will be served there.

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The whole migration process can take several hours, depending on the size of your configuration and the number of documents you have in the index.Crawling will be disabled and there will be a short interruption of serving.Google is no longer selling new licenses for the Google Search Appliance (GSA).Google operates at such a huge scale, making the level of quality radically better than open-source alternatives.Google has also added document previews, moderated social suggestions and expert search to find people relevant to the results people get.Also, there are simpletests in the testing directory for automating testing in your local environment; an additional settings include file is required to automate search testing. For a quick rundown on common use cases and best practices for implementing a more complete end-to-end solution by extension of this module, check out the Integrating Google Search Appliance with Drupal howto by Eric Peterson.