We have replaced our old Cobalt with a new ProLiant G4 box. I have been using htdig as the search engine for the web site, but for some reason I cannot search pdf's now, of which there are about 1700.
I have been looking at products such as FreeFind and Atomz (like the look of that one). I would appreciate comments on the use of these 'off-site' search systems. Is there a problem having the search database on another server; are there any speed issues; do these servers go down leaving no search facility on the server?