Archived - Xsan 2: Spotlight may take an unusually long time to index Xsan volumes
After mounting volumes on Xsan 2 and enabling Spotlight, indexing of the mounted volumes may seem to take an unusually long time. Times involved may be several minutes to a few hours, depending on the volume sizes, amount of data and hardware involved.
When enabling Spotlight on a volume, either upgraded from Xsan 1.4.2 or newly created using Xsan 2, first ensure that the volume is not mounted. Then in the Xsan Admin Volumes pane, enable Spotlight on a volume and note the controller that is hosting it.
mdutil -s /Volumes/YourXsanVolume