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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: What is the maximum number of documents that can be indexed ?
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:58:39 GMT
Marco (use solr-user@lucene list to follow up, please),

There are no precise answers to such questions.  Solr can keep indexing.  The 
limit is, I think, the available disk space.  I've never pushed Solr or Lucene 
to the point where Lucene index segments would become a serious pain, but even 
that can be controlled.  Same thing with number of open files, large file 
support, etc.

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>From: Marco Ciaramella <>
>Sent: Wed, October 13, 2010 6:19:15 PM
>Subject: What is the maximum number of documents that can be indexed ?
>Hi all,
>I am working on a performance specification document on a Solr/Lucene-based 
>application; this document is intended for the final customer. My question is: 
>what is the maximum number of document I can index assuming 10 or 20kbytes for 
>each document? 
>I could not find a precise answer to this question, and I tend to consider that 
>Solr index can be virtually limited only by the JVM, the Operating System 
>(limits to large file support), or by hardware constraints (mainly RAM, etc. ... 
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