I went over this about a 100 times, but can't get it work.
Every time I click the Crawling tab, it gives me the 2 options to either run in the background (restart) or to resume the last session.
So, it seems the job is not continuing, as it display always the same time and # of records at the 'resume last session' option.
I believe this kind of happend when I specified to save every 60 seconds. I have all other options set to the default, except for the number of lines, which is set from 1000 to 49000. I also created manually (in the root) sitemap.xml, and just in case, sitemap1.xml up to sitemap9.xml and granted the access rights 666.
My site is quite big, about 35000 pages, completely php driven, however, very SOE friendly.
Any idea what's causing this?