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From Erick Erickson <erickerick...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Index merge question
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:02:43 GMT
When you open an IndexReader, Lucene effectively takes
a "snapshot" of the index and searches it until you reopen
your reader. So the timing of when the merged index gets
used is up to you, so you should be fine.

Best
Erick

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM, <IKoelliker@axsone.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Is there any point during a merge operation where the index cannot be
> searched or is unstable? We want to create a bunch of smaller indexes in
> parallel and then merge them into a single index that may have searches
> running against it.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ian Koelliker
>
>

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