I’m currently demoing Devonsphere Express as an improvement over Spotlight for searching our main network drive (folders, PDF’s, Illustrator and Photoshop files)… Currently about two Terabytes of data. (Approximately a million files, but I’m narrowing down the search categories to documents, PDF documents and images…)
My questions are about the indexing.
I’m assuming I will install this app on everyone’s Mac who needs to search the network drive.
So, does it create an index locally for each user? (The Devonbot log? I’m not finding this file in my library, but maybe it’s not there until the indexing first completes?)
How long should the initial index take?
How long should this index generally take after it does the initial pass?
If the index is a local file, and the network drive is not attached (say, the user is at home, but would like to see if a file exists, etc…), does it return cached search results?