Images: Google Mini search configuration UI
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The main UI page, if you don’t have any existing collection. Kinda pointless to let you name the collection since the Mini really only allows for one collection at a time, unlike the other products in the search appliance line.
Specify the starting url and any url patterns you want the Mini to crawl or avoid. The “Test these patterns” link brings you to a page where you can input urls to see if they would match the patterns you’ve entered.
You can specify subcollections, which lets you narrow down a search to only certain pages of the larger collection. The Mini allows for one collection at a time so subcollections is the only way to break up your search index.
After the initial crawl and index, you can set up a schedule for subsequent crawls.
You can follow the progress of a crawl on this screen. The little colored balls move back and forth as the page updates. Kindof Cylon-like.