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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: 'deletable' indexing files are not deleted on RHEL5
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:53:07 GMT

What do you mean by "deletable" indexing files?

Moving to RHEL5 should have no effect (vs other platforms) on how much  
disk space is used.

However, Lucene's disk usage can be surprising.  While merging  
segments it will temporarily require free space equal to the size of  
the resulting merged segment.  For a large merge this can be a sizable  
percentage of your total index size.


Zhou Lin Dai wrote:

> Hi
> I'm using Lucene on a RHEL5 box. The indexing folder is growing  
> extremely
> large, more than 20 GB, with a lot 'deletable' indexing files. It  
> runs out
> of the disk. I have to clear the entire folder and start indexing from
> blank. The code ran fine before I moved it onto RHEL5. Does that  
> matter?
> Can anyone give some suggestions on how to solve this issue?
> Thanks in advance.
> Best Regards,
> Frank Dai (Dai Zhoulin 戴周林)
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