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From "Armbrust, Daniel C." <>
Subject RE: Compound File Format question
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2004 19:43:18 GMT
Hmm, I tried that in Luke - but it doesn't seem to take.  When I uncheck the use compound file
check box, and then select optimize, it doesn't change anything.

I guess I should just write some code already :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrzej Bialecki [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:37 PM
To: Lucene Users List
Subject: Re: Compound File Format question

Armbrust, Daniel C. wrote:

> Is it safe to change the compound file format option at any time during the life of an
> Can I build an index with it off, then turn it on, and call optimize, and have a compound
file formatted index?
> And then later, turn it on, call optimize again, and go back the other way?

In my experience it's safe. I've been doing this in a couple of real 
applications, and also in Luke there is an option to re-pack the index 
using compound or not.

Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki

Software Architect, System Integration Specialist
CEN/ISSS EC Workshop, ECIMF project chair
EU FP6 E-Commerce Expert/Evaluator
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