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From Greg Gershman <gregge...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Help with mass delete from large index
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:42:38 GMT
Thanks, that is the way things will be done in the
future.

I'm still wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the
NullPointerException and/or the delete/optimize
problems I'm having.  They seem to be very real
issues.

Greg

--- "Michael D. Curtin" <mike@curtin.com> wrote:

> Greg Gershman wrote:
> 
> > No problem; this is not meant to be a regular
> > operation, rather it's a (hopefully) one-time
> thing
> > till the index can be restructured.
> > 
> > The data is chronological in nature, deleting
> > everything before a specific point in time.  The
> index
> > is optimized, so is it possible to remove specific
> > files?  I'm open to other suggestions as to how to
> > approach this.
> 
> Now that it's already in 1 index, I'm afraid you
> can't just delete a few 
> files.  On the other hand, if it's only a one-time
> thing, reindexing with only 
> the docs you want shouldn't be too bad.  If you
> think you might ever need to 
> perform such a cull again, you might make several
> distinct indexes (one per 
> day, per week, per whatever) during that reindexing
> so the next time will be 
> much easier.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> --MDC
> 
>
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