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From Ran Peled <>
Subject Re: Can I set up a config-based distributed search
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:09:34 GMT
Thanks, Ludovic and Jonathan.  Yes, this configuration default is exactly
what I was looking for.


On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 7:12 PM, Jonathan Rochkind <> wrote:

> I have not worked with shards/distributed, but I think you can probably
> specify them as defaults in your requesthandler in your solrconfig.xml
> instead.
> Somewhere there is (or was) a wiki page on this I can't find right now.
> There's a way to specify (for a particular request handler) a default
> parameter value, such as for 'shards', that will be used if none were given
> with the request. There's also a way to specify an invariant that will
> always be used even if something else is passed in on the request.
> Ah, found it:
> On 4/11/2011 8:31 AM, Ran Peled wrote:
>> In the Distributed Search page (
>>, it is documented that in
>> order to perform a distributed search over a sharded index, I should use
>> the
>> "shards" request parameter, listing the shards to participate in the
>> search
>> (e.g. ?shards=localhost:8983/solr,localhost:7574/solr).   I am planning a
>> new pretty large index (1B+ items).  Say I have a 100 shards, specifying
>> the
>> shards on the request URL becomes unrealistic due to length of URL.  It is
>> also redundant to do that on every request.
>> Is there a way to specify the list of shards in a configuration file,
>> instead of on the query URL?  I have seen references to relevant config in
>> SolrCloud, but as I understand it planned to be released only in Solr 4.0.
>> Thanks,
>> Ran

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