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From "Ian Holsman" <kry...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Windows/IIS user
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2006 01:07:16 GMT
If you are not familiar with linux I would go with RedHat enterprise
(or something like CentOS which is a clone).

It really depends on you, other people swear by ubuntu and debian.

regards
Ian

On 3/9/06, Mike.Austin <Mike.Austin@pricejunkie.com> wrote:
> What free Linux distribution is best or would you recommend for fast web
> application or for solr in particular? Which one is most commonly used for
> full open-source high-volume ecommerce sites?
>
> thanks
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yonik Seeley" <yseeley@gmail.com>
> To: <solr-dev@lucene.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 2:20 PM
> Subject: Re: Windows/IIS user
>
>
> On 3/8/06, mike.austin@pricejunkie.com <mike.austin@pricejunkie.com> wrote:
> > Also, what drawbacks or limitations do you see if I use windows server/IIS
> > with Tomcat/sobr?
>
> The snapshot & replication strategy for high availability is designed
> for UNIX (or filesystems with UNIX/posix semantics: esp hard links).
>
> So if you want multiple search boxes using Solr, you need to figure
> out an alternate way.
> Some alternatives:
> 1) run a separate Linux/UNIX search tier running Solr, making requests
> from the Windows boxes when search is needed.
> 2) send index updates to multiple searchers simultaneously.
> 3) do index distribution by hand (doable if you only need to see
> changes once a day or so).
>
> > Since I am somewhat new to java as well, could someone give me
> > requirements to develop with solr/lucene for java?
>
> To use Solr, you don't necessarily need to do any Java development.
> By default, it's a standalone server that is updated and queried via
> HTTP and XML.  Check out the tutorial if you haven't yet.
>
> In the near future, we want to make updating easier by being able to
> point Solr at a database, specify some SQL, and have things
> automatically indexed.
>
> -Yonik
>
>


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