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From Marcel Reutegger <marcel.reuteg...@gmx.net>
Subject Re: Should Lucene index file size reduce when items are deleted?
Date Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:37:39 GMT

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 16:01, Shaun Barriball <sbarriba@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> When deleting say 25% of the items  should we expect the size of the Lucene
> indexes to reduce by a similar amount?

over time you will see a reduction of the index size, but not
immediately. nodes in the index are not immediately removed when they
are updated or deleted. they are only marked as deleted and later disk
space is freed when index segments with nodes marked as deleted are


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