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From "Nader S. Henein" <>
Subject RE: Size Capabilities of Lucene Index
Date Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:43:26 GMT
since it's file system based index I don't see any limitations other than OS
max file size, and Imagine if you're data is 3 Terabytes you have monster
machines with monster memory (you'll need it) also you'll need to max up the
file handle set up on the OS and probably use a high MERGE_FACTOR.

PS: I'm hypothesizing here, so please anyone feel free to jump in

Nader Henein

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Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 6:32 PM
To: Lucene Users List
Subject: Size Capabilites of Lucene Index

Can anyone tell me the amount of data that Lucene is able to index?  Can it
handle up to 3 Terrabytes, how large are the indexes it creates, (1/2 the
size of the data)?



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