I've been struggling with this for at least a week. I really need some help.
I have a very large site on GoDaddy. Because I can't control any of the timeout settings, I am unable to run the sitemap generator on GoDaddy. So I have it set up on a vm and pointing to my URL.
Here's my configuration:
Starting URL: [external links are visible to admins only]
Save sitemap to: C:\Resource Center\generator/data/sitemap.xml
Your Sitemap URL: [external links are visible to admins only]
On the local vm, I created a website (C:\Resource Center) in which this xml lives (C:\Resource Center\sitemap.xml)
When I run the sitemap generator, it indexes 36,243 pages and runs for about 2.5hrs. However, sitemap.xml is empty. Every version of sitemap.xml that I can find in any place I can imagine it might be is empty. However, I have the "Create sitemap in Text format" selected and that file looks great. I know it's crawling the site; it's just not generating the XML.
Before starting the generator I ensured there's an empty sitemap.xml file in the data directory and in the root directory.
At this point, I'm completely making guesses as to what to change. I have no idea where I'm going wrong. I have clients and internal folks complaining that the search field on our site returns many 404 links, so I desperately need a working sitemap sooner rather than later.
I appreciate any guidance on this one. Thanks!!