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From Shawn Heisey <>
Subject Re: Dataless nodes in SolrCloud?
Date Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:14:05 GMT
On 6/10/2013 3:32 AM, Shalin Shekhar Mangar wrote:
> No, there's no such notion in SolrCloud. Each node that is part of a
> collection/shard is a replica and will handle indexing/querying. Even
> though you can send a request to a node containing a different collection,
> the request would just be forwarded to the right node and will be executed
> there.
> That being said, do people find such a feature useful? Is aggregation
> expensive enough to warrant a separate box? In a distributed search, the
> local index is used. One'd would just be adding a couple of extra network
> requests if you don't have a local index.

I use this concept in non-SolrCloud distributed search, only it's not a
separate node, it's a separate core, which contains the shards and
shards.qt parameters in the request handler definitions.


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