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From Xiaocheng Luan <>
Subject Re: Urgent : How much actually the disk space needed to optimize the index?
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 02:46:23 GMT
One side-effect of turning off the norms may be that the scoring/ranking will be different?
Do you need to search by each of these many fields? If not, you probably don't have to index
these fields (but store them for retrieval?).

Just a thought.

Michael McCandless <> wrote: "maureen tanuwidjaja"  wrote:
> "The only simple workaround I can think of is to set maxMergeDocs to
> keep all segments "small".  But then you may have too many segments
> with time.  Either that or find a way to reduce the number of unique
> fields that you actually need to store."
>   It is not possible for me to reduce the number of fields needed to
>   store...
>   Could you recommend what is the maxMerge value that is small enough to
>   keep all segment small?
>   I also would like to ask wheter, if optimize is successful,will it then
>    perform faster  searching significantly compared to the  unoptimized
>   one?

I think you'd need to test different values for your situation.  Maybe
try 66,000 which will give you ~ 10 segments at your current number of

>   I have the searching result in 30 to 3 minutes, which is actually quite
>    unacceptable for the "search engine" I build...Is there any 
>   recommendation on how faster searching could be done? 

I think you'll need to turn off norms.  I expect alot of the slowness is
in loading the large norms files for the first time.


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