Also, I can do a search of everything in the content server, and it returns all the results without a problem. So I know it's not a problem with there being too many results so it's just timing out...
Could you share more details about the characteristics of this field? E.g.:
- how is it defined?
- what values does it contain?
- what query you search with?
- ... details from the Console Output; server-wide tracing on systemdatabase and requestaudit
- how does the same query behave when executed directly in the database