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From Mahmoud Almokadem <>
Subject Re: Move index directory to another partition
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:00:56 GMT
Thanks Shawn,

I'm using ubuntu and I'll try rsync command. Unfortunately I'm using one
replication factor but I think the downtime will be less than five minutes
after following your steps.

But how can I start Solr backup or why should I run it although I copied
the index and changed theo path?

And what do you mean with "Using multiple passes with rsync"?


On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:

> On 7/31/2017 12:28 PM, Mahmoud Almokadem wrote:
> > I've a SolrCloud of four instances on Amazon and the EBS volumes that
> > contain the data on everynode is going to be full, unfortunately Amazon
> > doesn't support expanding the EBS. So, I'll attach larger EBS volumes to
> > move the index to.
> >
> > I can stop the updates on the index, but I'm afraid to use "cp" command
> to
> > copy the files that are "on merge" operation.
> >
> > The copy operation may take several  hours.
> >
> > How can I move the data directory without stopping the instance?
> Use rsync to do the copy.  Do an initial copy while Solr is running,
> then do a second copy, which should be pretty fast because rsync will
> see the data from the first copy.  Then shut Solr down and do a third
> rsync which will only copy a VERY small changeset.  Reconfigure Solr
> and/or the OS to use the new location, and start Solr back up.  Because
> you mentioned "cp" I am assuming that you're NOT on Windows, and that
> the OS will most likely allow you to do anything you need with index
> files while Solr has them open.
> If you have set up your replicas with SolrCloud properly, then your
> collections will not go offline when one Solr instance is shut down, and
> that instance will be brought back into sync with the rest of the
> cluster when it starts back up.  Using multiple passes with rsync should
> mean that Solr will not need to be shutdown for very long.
> The options I typically use for this kind of copy with rsync are "-avH
> --delete".  I would recommend that you research rsync options so that
> you fully understand what I have suggested.
> Thanks,
> Shawn

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