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From "Patrick Turcotte" <>
Subject Re: Is there any way to optimize existing unoptimized index?
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2007 04:37:53 GMT

>From my own experience, yes, you can.

You just have to reopen your index with a new IndexWriter (making sure you
don't use a constructor that will recreate it; from the javadoc, stay clear
of those with a boolean argument). Then call optimize() then close() on your
writer, it will be optimized for you.

I think you can also use Luke (google Luke Lucene) to do this.

In any cases, I suggest you backup your index before trying, just to be

Hope this helps.


On 2/7/07, maureen tanuwidjaja <> wrote:
> Hi,
>   May I also ask wheter there is a way to use writer.optimize() without
> indexing the files from the beginning?
>   It took me about 17 hrs to finish building an unoptimized
> index(finish  when I call IndexWriter.close() ).I just wonder wheter this
> existing  index could be optimized...
>   THanks and Best Regards,
>   Maureen
> ---------------------------------
> Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta.

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