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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: SolrCoreInitializationException after restart of one solr node
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:03:57 GMT
I agree with Shawn that having
instanceDir=/opt/solr/server/solr/configsets/articles as where your
core is located is strange, how are you starting Solr? In particular,
do those nodes use a "-s' parameter to redefine SOLR_HOME?

The "-d" option (assuming you created the collection with bin/solr)
just tells Solr where the configset you're using is located on your
local disk, it does _not_ put the instanceDir there, it just looks for
the configset to upload to ZK.

Check if there's a "" file in
"/opt/solr/server/solr/configsets/articles". The presence of that file
indicates that that's the home of the replica.

Now to the very weird bit. This sounds an awful lot like Especially if your
old system was Solr 6.6.1 or 6.6.2.. Short form, ""
needs to contain a, you guessed it, "coreNodeName" property that
corresponds to what's in ZooKeeper.

However, I simply cannot reconcile this being the problem with what
you're reporting. There's code in 7x that repairs this issue
automatically. Is there any chance for the node in question that it's
_not_ running 7.4 and still on 6.6.1/2? Maybe Shawn's latest comment
would reconcile that?

How to fix. Well, fixing should be automatic unless the fixer-upper
code is no longer in 7.4, but on a quick check the code _is_ in 7.4.
> Make very, very sure the Solr you're running on the nodes in question is 7.4, or at least
_NOT_ 6.6.1/2
> Make very, very sure that you don't specify some strange "-s" parameter or have defined
SOLR_HOME to point to /opt/solr/server/solr/configsets/articles, although that shouldn't really
> When you DELETEREPLICA, go to the node and manually see if the directory /opt/solr/server/solr/configsets/articles
exists. It shouldn't (see the deleteInstanceDir option in the DELETEREPLICA for why).

If none of that makes any difference, please show us the full output of
> ps aux | grep solr
> export (looking for you redefining SOLR_HOME)
> the "" file in the indicated directory.


On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:36 AM Shawn Heisey <> wrote:
> On 9/20/2018 8:22 AM, Schaum Mallik wrote:
> > Thanks for the response Shawn.
> >
> > My follow up question is how would the zookeeper ensemble know that the
> > location of the indexes has changed? Also do I need to apply the same
> > changes to the other 2 solr nodes which are working fine?
> This move is not to change the location, it's to stop Solr from trying
> to load the indexes completely.  Solr will no longer try to load them.
> I think these are invalid indexes from when the Solr instance was NOT
> running in cloud mode, and have nothing at all to do with your working
> collections.  But just in case I'm wrong, I'm having you move them
> instead of delete them, so they can be put back if it turns out they
> actually were needed.
> ZooKeeper doesn't know anything at all about Solr and the data it puts
> in ZK.  It is just a service that stores cluster data where all nodes
> can read it and handles elections when it is asked to.
> Thanks,
> Shawn

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