What to trace in Indexing Service Processes?

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This article will provide details on which Indexing Service sub processes should be traced for troubleshooting. The Indexing Service has a number of sub processes covering the whole Index Administration Framework.  
 
List of processes managed by indexing service:
1- EVIndexAdminService
2- EVIndexVolumesProcessor
3- EVIndexQueryServer
4- EVIndexVerifyTask
5- EVIndexMoveTask
6- IndexBroker
7- IndexServer
 
Indexing Service processes can be classified in the following categories:
1- Administration 
2- New Ingestion
3- Rebuilds - 32bit, 64bit
4- Updates - 64bit
5- Deletions - 64bit
6- Search - 64bit
7- Verify
8- Synchronize
9- Upgrade
10- Change Location
11- Updates -32bit
12- Deletions 32-bit
13- Search 32-bit
 
The following table will specify which indexing service process should be traced for a particular indexing service function:
  
Indexing Service - FunctionsProcesses to Trace
AdministrationEVIndexAdminService
New IngestionEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
All Rebuilds - 32 bit, 64 bitEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
Updates - 32 bit
IndexBroker, IndexServer, EVIndexAdminService
Updates - 64 bitEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
Deletions - 32 bit
IndexBroker, IndexServer, EVIndexAdminService
Deletions - 64 bitEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
Search - 32 bitIndexBroker, IndexServer, EVIndexAdminService
Search - 64 bitEVIndexQueryServer, EVIndexAdminService
VerifyEVIndexVerifyTask, EVIndexAdminService
SynchronizeEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
UpgradeEVIndexVolumesProcessor, EVIndexAdminService
Change locationEVIndexMoveTask, EVIndexAdminService

In case the underline issue is related with retrieval of data from storage by indexing service then tracing should be enabled on the following storage process:
- StorageCrawler

For issues with retrieval of migrated (storage) data by indexing service tracing should also be enabled on following process apart from StorageCrawler:
- EVStgOfflineOpns  

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