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The charts are based on 2.1 TB of data collected from 4207 instances uploaded by 323 Spotlight users over an 8 week period.


Category: Idle
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

This is an idle wait and so it can be safely ignored.


1 Answer


Occurs when a full-text crawl needs to restart from a last known good point to recover from a transient failure. The wait lets the worker tasks currently working on that population to complete or exit the current step. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

FT_RESTART_CRAWL has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of FT_RESTART_CRAWL across the Spotlight Population