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From Vince Taluskie <>
Subject Re: NFS
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 04:10:11 GMT

In an earlier note, I mentioned using an Netapp R100 for storage of our 
indexes and content - so I can say that Lucene definitely works accessing 
over NFS. I think this is more for updating/merging the same indexes across 
multiple systems simultaneously and once the indexes are there - I wouldn't 
think you'd have any issues with NFS per se. Just having them open for reads 
doesn't create any lockfiles...

I guess I would be curious if lucene itself creates filesystem lock files, 
where is the chance that other systems couldn't see them - the lockfile is 
after all a file in a network filesystem so I don't quite see the whole 
issue here.


On 5/17/05, Richard Krenek <> wrote:
> I was wondering about Lucene and NFS. The issue is with locking
> correct? In Lucene in Action it mentions.
> ... issues with lock files and NFS, choose a directory that doesn't
> reside on an NFS volume. If you have the book, flip to page 62. Does
> it mean, don't use NFS or just ensure you point your lock file
> directory to a common non-NFS directory? I'd really like to use an NFS
> filesystem since this is the only place I have space. Will I only have
> issues when updating an index etc..
> Thanks for any pointers.
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