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From "Shaun Barriball" <sbarr...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject RE: Should Lucene index file size reduce when items are deleted?
Date Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:55:17 GMT
Hi Alex et al,
Noted on the performance comment which prompts the question:
 * what's the best way to monitor Lucene memory usage and performance to
determine bad queries or bloated indexes - in a MySql world you could use
Slow Query log?

And following up on the Lucene index size question. 
* Is there a way to force Jackrabbit to clean up the Lucene indexes - assume
we're looking to consolidate disk space for example - rather than just
waiting for the nodes to merge?

For example:
* Is there a way to ask JackRabbit to call
* If we delete the "index" directory will JackRabbit happily reconstruct a
consolidated index from scratch?

Some of the content in our JackRabbit repository is high volume and fairly
transient lasting only a few weeks before being deleted hence the index
question is more relevant for us.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Klimetschek [mailto:aklimets@day.com] 
Sent: 08 June 2009 13:12
To: users@jackrabbit.apache.org
Subject: Re: Should Lucene index file size reduce when items are deleted?

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Shaun Barriball<sbarriba@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Marcel.
> From a performance and memory usage perspective, should we see the
> of the deletion immediately or is the Lucene performance linked to the
> file sizes (and therefore reliant on the merge happening)?

Indexing structures such as the Lucene fulltext index tend to use more
disk space to drastically enhance access (query) performance.

space performance != processing time performance


Alexander Klimetschek

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