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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: best way to ensure IndexWriter won't corrupt the index?
Date Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:44:10 GMT
Yes, good point. Messing around with lucene locking may well be a  way
to get corrupt indexes.  Any others?


On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Max Lynch <> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Ian Lea <> wrote:
>> > What are the typical scenarios when the index will go corrupt?
>> Dodgy disks.
> I also have had index corruption on two occasions.  It is not a big deal for
> me since my data is fairly real time so the old documents aren't as
> important.
> However, I'm running this on a VPS with slicehost, so whether or not they
> use dodgy disks is not something I can confirm or even deal with.
> I do need to upgrade to 2.9 from 2.4, but I think one of the reasons for my
> index corruption is deleting the index.write file rather than removing the
> lock through the Lucene APIs.  This seems like it could be a cause of
> corruption, correct?

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