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From Tero Hagström (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-555) Index Corruption
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 08:53:17 GMT
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Tero Hagström commented on LUCENE-555:

We managed to identify the source of the index corruption. A system administrator manually
removed a file from the index to free disk space after receiving an alert on low free disk

So, "appears to have resulted from a disk partition being full", while being true in a sort
of indirect manner, is by no means basis for reopening this or another issue. Sorry for causing
undue alarm. Mea culpa.

We still have one unidentified Lucene index corruption to account for. That one happened roughly
at the same time that HW failure testing was done on the SAN used for storing the Lucene index.
Basically disconnecting optical fibers on the fly.

That happened a while ago and I don't have enough details to file a decent bug report.

I think we'll settle for the fact that the Lucene index can get corrupt for one reason or
another (some of which are not in the realm of Lucene developers), and concentrate on having
a good backup policy. 

> Index Corruption
> ----------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-555
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Index
>    Affects Versions: 1.9
>         Environment: Linux FC4, Java 1.4.9
>            Reporter: dan
>            Priority: Critical
> Index Corruption
> >>>>>>>>> output
> ../_aki.fnm (No such file or directory)
>         at Method)
>         at<init>(
>         at$Descriptor.<init>(
>         at<init>(
>         at
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.FieldInfos.<init>(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.SegmentReader.initialize(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.SegmentReader.get(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.SegmentReader.get(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter.mergeSegments(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter.mergeSegments(
>         at org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter.optimize(
> >>>>>>>>> input
> - I open an index, I read, I write, I optimize, and eventually the above happens. The
index is unusable.
> - This has happened to me somewhere between 20 and 30 times now - on indexes of different
shapes and sizes.
> - I don't know the reason. But, the following requirement applies regardless.
> >>>>>>>>> requirement
> - Like all modern database programs, there has to be a way to repair an index. Period.

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