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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Indexing during Searching Question
Date Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:20:20 GMT

--- Jonathan Pace <jmpace@fedex.com> wrote:
> A quick question, does Lucene create a duplicate index for searching
> while
> it is writing or optimizing the main index?

No.

> The reason I ask this is because the index directory really balloons
> out in size during hourly batch index runs.

That's probably because new files are created as documents are added to
the index.
You can optimize your index every once in a while in order to minimize
the number of index files.

So FedEx is using Lucene?  I'd love to hear how it's used....if you can
share that.

Otis


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