'Crawl fails with "The SharePoint server was moved to a different location"'

Issue: Crawl fails with the following error “The SharePoint server was moved to a different location.   (0x8004fd12)” and following event is logged: Log Name:      Application Source:        Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Server Search Date:          12/13/2011 1:06:38 PM Event ID:      14 Task Category: Gatherer Level:         Warning Keywords:     User:          <user> Computer:      ************** Description: The start address <URL> cannot be crawled….

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