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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Putting the Lucene index into a database
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2003 00:29:06 GMT
Adding a document does not necessarily cause existing index files to be
modified.  'not necessarily' because sometimes adding a document
triggers segment merging.  There is a recent (March 5th) article on about Lucene that talks more about that.


--- Avi Drissman <> wrote:
> At 10:54 AM -0800 3/19/03, you wrote:
> >If your data will be changing frequently and indices all of them
> need
> >to be in sync all the time then yes, probably, esp. if the changes
> are
> >frequent but small.
> Hmm...
> I think I need to rephrase my first question. Suppose I have a big 
> index. I add a document. What seems to me to happen is that the files
> are read into memory, manipulated, and then written back out to disk 
> as new files. What doesn't appear to be happening is modification of 
> the files in-place. Is that true?
> If so, I think that negatively impacts my ability to store the 
> indexes in the database...
> Avi
> -- 
> Avi 'rlwimi' Drissman
> Argh! This darn mail server is trunca
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