This is just a small observation, but If you run an automated crawl the Dashboard window correctly shows
number of links found, and the number of links that have been currently crawled.
But if you complete an automated crawl, wait for it to stop, then add some new crawl info via a manual crawl. Then run a "right-click Re-crawl Sesion", and more links are explored, the Dashboard
does not update its numerical values, nor does it open a "New Phase" (which would perhaps be an alternative action). However, the status
bar does show correctly the new number of links discovered and the progress of the crawl.
Dashboard not reflect the same data as the status bar ?