In this post we will discuss how to resolve error "The Search Service is currently offline" which comes in SharePoint 2010 search. Also you can check out my previous posts on:
If you got the error "The Search Service is currently offline" in SharePoint search. Then try following methods which may be useful to you.
In this method we need to run the Office SharePoint Server Search service. For this go to Start > Administrative Tools > Office SharePoint Server Search. If it is not running then run the service.
Try the below stsadm commands.
stsadm -o osearch -action stop
stsadm -o osearch -action start
And during this command if it prompts to deleted the SSP then select NO.
Hope these 2 solution will work.
This is actually a tricky error. Sometime professionals also stop the MOSS search service and recreating the service with a new database. But this is not a recommended solution.