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From Dvora <>
Subject Re: How to avoid huge index files
Date Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:32:59 GMT

Hello again,

Can someone please comment on that, whether what I'm looking is possible or

Dvora wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Lucene2.4. I'm developing a web application that using Lucene
> (via compass) to do the searches.
> I'm intending to deploy the application in Google App Engine
> (, which limits files length to be
> smaller than 10MB. I've read about the various policies supported by
> Lucene to limit the file sizes, but on matter which policy I used and
> which parameters, the index files still grew to be lot more the 10MB.
> Looking at the code, I've managed to limit the cfs files (predicting the
> file size in CompoundFileWriter before closing the file) - I guess that
> will degrade performance, but it's OK for now. But now the FDT files are
> becoming huge (about 60MB) and I cant identifiy a way to limit those
> files.
> Is there some built-in and correct way to limit these files length? If no,
> can someone direct me please how should I tweak the source code to achieve
> that?
> Thanks for any help.

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