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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Solr 4.1 Solr Cloud Shard Structure
Date Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:13:47 GMT
Hi Chris,

I started a discussion on this topic on the ElasticSearch mailing list the
other day.  As soon as SolrCloud get index alias functionality (JIRA for it
exists) I believe the same approach to cluster expansion will be applicable
to SolrCloud as what can be done with ES today:

Solr & ElasticSearch Support

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM, Chris Simpson <
> wrote:

> Dear Lucene / Solr Community-
> I recently posted this question on Stackoverflow, but it doesnt seem to be
> going too far. Then I found this mailing list and was hoping perhaps to
> have more luck:
> Question-
> If I plan on holding 7TB of data in a Solr Cloud, is it bad practice to
> begin with 1 server holding 100 shards and then begin populating the
> collection where once the size grew, each shard ultimately will be peeled
> off into its own dedicated server (holding ~70GB ea with its own dedicated
> resources and replicas)?
> That is, I would start the collection with 100 shards locally, then as
> data grew, I could peel off one shard at a time and give it its own server
> -- dedicated w/plenty of resources.
> Is this okay to do -- or would I somehow incur a massive bottleneck
> internally by putting that many shards in 1 server to start with while data
> was low?
> Thank you.
> Chris

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