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From Markus Jelsma <markus.jel...@openindex.io>
Subject Re: Solr: Images, Docs and Binary data
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2011 18:44:07 GMT

> Hi, your answers were really helpfull
> 
> I was thinking in putting the base64 encoded file into a string field. But
> was a little worried about solr trying to stem it or vectorize or those
> stuff.

String field types are not analyzed. So it doesn't brutalize your data. Better 
use BinaryField.

> 
> Seen in the example of the schema.xml:
>     <!--Binary data type. The data should be sent/retrieved in as Base64
> encoded Strings -->
>     <fieldtype name="binary" class="solr.BinaryField"/>
> 
> Anyone knows any storage for images that performs well, other than FS ?

CouchDB can deliver file attachments over HTTP. It needs to be sent encoded (of 
course).

> 
> Thanks
> 
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <rochkind@jhu.edu> wrote:
> > Ha, there's a binary field type?!
> > 
> > I've stored binary data in an ordinary "String" field type, and it's
> > worked.  But there were some headaches to get it to work, might have been
> > smoother if I had realized there was actually a binary field type.
> > 
> > But wait I'm talking about Solr 'stored field', not about indexing. I
> > didn't try to index my binary data, just store it for later retrieval
> > (knowing this can sometimes be a performance problem, doing it anyway
> > with relatively small data, got away with it).  Does the field type even
> > effect the _stored values_ in a Solr field?
> > 
> > On 4/6/2011 2:25 PM, Ryan McKinley wrote:
> >> You can store binary data using a binary field type -- then you need
> >> to send the data base64 encoded.
> >> 
> >> I would strongly recommend against storing large binary files in solr
> >> -- unless you really don't care about performance -- the file system
> >> is a good option that springs to mind.
> >> 
> >> ryan
> >> 
> >> 2011/4/6 Ezequiel Calderara<ezechico@gmail.com>:
> >>> Another question that maybe is easier to answer, how can i store binary
> >>> data? Any example schema?
> >>> 
> >>> 2011/4/6 Ezequiel Calderara<ezechico@gmail.com>
> >>> 
> >>>  Hello everyone, i need to know if some has used solr for indexing and
> >>>  
> >>>> storing images (upt to 16MB) or binary docs.
> >>>> 
> >>>> How does solr behaves with this type of docs? How affects performance?
> >>>> 
> >>>> Thanks Everyone
> >>>> 
> >>>> --
> >>>> ______
> >>>> Ezequiel.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Http://www.ironicnet.com
> >>> 
> >>> --
> >>> ______
> >>> Ezequiel.
> >>> 
> >>> Http://www.ironicnet.com

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