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From Mike Klaas <>
Subject Re: Shared index base
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 22:20:51 GMT

On 2-May-08, at 1:20 PM, Alok Dhir wrote:

> Here's another question on this rather old thread -- while poring  
> through various options in solrconfig, I came across the the  
> 'native' lockType option.
> That seems to indicate that SOLR/Lucene should work fine with  
> multiple writers, as long as a proper locking mechanism is in place,  
> such as would be provided by a POSIX compliant cluster file system,  
> such as GPFS, GFS, Ibrix, OCFS2...
> Single shared index, multiple readers/writers, as long as the  
> underlying filesystem implements fs locks properly.
> Is this correct?

No.  You wll avoid index corruption, but deletions/updates may not be  
handled properly.


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