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From "Uwe Schindler" <...@thetaphi.de>
Subject RE: Lucene index inside of a web app?
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:19:47 GMT
You can store the index in WEB_INF directory, just use something:
ServletContext.getRealPath("/WEB-INF/data/myIndexName");

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Uwe Schindler
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Lea [mailto:ian.lea@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2011 6:11 PM
> To: java-user@lucene.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Lucene index inside of a web app?
> 
> Using a static string is fine - it just wasn't clear from your original
post what it
> was.
> 
> I usually use a full path read from a properties file so that I can change
it
> without a recompile, have different settings on test/live/whatever
systems, etc.
> Works for me, but isn't the only way to do it.
> 
> If you know where your app lives, you could use a full path pointing to
> somewhere within that tree, or you could use a partial path that the app
server
> will interpret relative to something.  Which is fine too - take your pick
of
> whatever works for you.
> 
> 
> --
> Ian.
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:40 PM, okayndc <bodymoves@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for your response.  Yes, LUCENE_INDEX_DIRECTORY is a static
> > string which contains the file system path of the index (for example,
> c:\\index).
> >  Is this good practice?  If not,  what should the full path to an
> > index look like?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:54 AM, Ian Lea <ian.lea@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> What is LUCENE_INDEX_DIRECTORY?  Some static string in your app?
> >>
> >> Lucene knows nothing about your app, JSP, or what app server you are
> >> using.  It requires a file system path and it is up to you to provide
> >> that.  I always use a full path since I prefer to store indexes
> >> outside the app and it avoids complications with what the app server
> >> considers the default directory. But if you want to store it inside,
> >> without specifying full path, look at the docs for your app server.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ian.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 2:10 AM, okayndc <bodymoves@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> >
> >> > I want to store the generated Lucene index inside of my Java
> >> > application, preferably within a folder where my JSP files are
> >> > located.  I also want
> >> to
> >> > be able to search from the index within the web app. I've been
> >> > using the LUCENE_INDEX_DIRECTORY but, this is on a file system
> >> > (currently my hard drive).  Should I continue to use
> >> > LUCENE_INDEX_DIRECTORY if I want the Lucene index inside the app or
> >> > use something else.  I was a bit confused about this.  Btw, the
Lucene index
> content comes from a database.
> >> >
> >> > Any help is appreciated
> >> >
> >>
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