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From Mike Austin <>
Subject Re: Running solr on small amounts of RAM
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 18:43:57 GMT
or actually disabling caching as mentioned here:

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Mike Austin <> wrote:

> I'm trying to push to get solr used in our environment. I know I could have
> responses saying WHY can't you get more RAM etc.., but lets just skip those
> and work with this situation.
> Our index is very small with 100k documents and a light load at the
> moment.  If I wanted to use the smallest possible RAM on the server, how
> would I do this and what are the issues?
> I know that caching would be the biggest lose but if solr ran with no to
> little caching, the performance would still be ok? I know this is a relative
> question..
> This is the only application using java on this machine, would tuning java
> to use less cache help anything?
> I should set the cache settings low in the config?
> Basically, what will having a very low cache hit rate do to search speed
> and server performance?  I know more is better and it depends on what I'm
> comparing it to but if you could just answer in some way saying that it's
> not going to cripple the machine or cause 5 second searches?
> It's on a windows server.
> Thanks,
> Mike

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