When Search service application shows crawl status as “Paused by system” or “External Request”, it can be fixed below PowerShell script:
(Optional) If not running SharePoint Management:
$ssa – Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication "Your Search Service Application Name" Resume-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication $ssa
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|Patrick Lee | Technical Consultant | FiveP
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