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From Riccardo Tasso <>
Subject Re: IntField to IntPoint
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:07:19 GMT
 I know this policy and you perfectly explained why it makes sense.

Anyway my index is really big and contains mostly textual data which are
expensive to reindex (because of custom analysis).

Considering that the IndexUpgrader will efficiently do the most of the work
I should investigate how to fill this gap, without reindexing from scratch.

The most efficient approach I can figure is:
* convert from 4 to 7
* open an index reader and an index writer on the 7 index
* iterate every document
* read the numeric field (since it's already stored)
* add to each document the IntPoint field
* update the document on the index

I guess the expensive task here is the update, since it will delete and
readd the document, but in this case I think I will save the analysis costs.

Do you think there's a better way of doing this reindex?


Il mer 5 giu 2019, 17:41 Erick Erickson <> ha

> You cannot upgrade more than one major version, you must re-index from
> scratch. There’s a long discussion of why, but basically it’s summed up by
> this quote from Robert Muir:
> “I think the key issue here is Lucene is an index not a database. Because
> it is a lossy index and does not retain all of the user's data, its not
> possible to safely migrate some things automagically. In the norms case
> IndexWriter needs to re-analyze the text ("re-index") and compute stats to
> get back the value, so it can be re-encoded. The function is y = f(x) and
> if x is not available its not possible, so lucene can't do it.”
> This has always been true, before 8x it would just  fail silently as  you
> have found. Solr/Lucene starts up but don’t  work quite as expected. As of
> Lucene 8x, Lucene (and therefore Solr) will not even open an index that
> has  _ever_ been touched by Lucene 6x, no matter what intervening steps
> have been taken. Or in general,  Lucene/Solr X will  not  open indexes
> touched by X-2, starting with 8x rather than behave unexpectedly.
> Best,
> Erick
> > On Jun 5, 2019, at 8:27 AM, Riccardo Tasso <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everybody,
> > I have a (very big) lucene 4 index with documents using IntField. On that
> > field, which should be stored and sortable, I should search and execute
> > range queries.
> >
> > I've tried to upgrade it from 4 to 7 with IndexUpgrader but I observed
> that
> > IntFields aren't searchable anymore.
> >
> > Which is the most efficient way to convert IntFields to IntPoints, which
> > are stored and sortable?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Riccardo
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