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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Distributed indexing
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2004 08:48:16 GMT

--- Chandan Tamrakar <> wrote:

> Dear all,
>   I have been using lucene index for a while , currently i have
> "indexes" on
> a single machine  . But the volume of files are increasing and i want
> to
> seperate
>   indexes on differnt machines accoding to categories  , Does lucene
> support
> distributed indexing ? I am  confused what will be   the best
> approach ?

Not out of the box.  To distribute your indexing process over multiple
networked computers, you will have to write your own application that
does this.  If you eventually want to merge all indices into one big
index, you will need to use IndexWriter's addIndexes(Directory[])


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