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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Lucene index integrity... or lack of :-(
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:30:05 GMT

> I'm starting to wander how "bullet proof" are Lucene indexes? Do they
> get corrupted easely? If so is there a way to rebuild them?

There is no tool to detect index corruption, fixing of indexing, nor
index rebuilding.
The last one anyone can/has to do on their own.

> I'm started to get the following exception left and right...
> "04/25 18:34:39 (Warning) Indexer.indexObjectWithValues: 
> _91.fnm already exists"

I've seen people asking about this on the list, but I never encountered
this particular exception.

> I build a little app ( that uses 
> Lucene quiet extensively, and I would like to keep it that way.
> However, 
> I'm starting to have second thought about Lucene's reliability... :-(
> I'm sure I'm doing something wrong somewhere, but I really cannot see
> what...

Maybe it's not a Lucene issue then, although I've seen this mentioned
so often, which means that documentation could be improved to prevent
people from making the same mistakes that others have already made.


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