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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
Subject Re: Newbie to SOLR with ridiculously simple questions
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:57:13 GMT
I think you might be complicating your life with BitNami stack during
learning. I would just download latest Solr to your Windows desktop and go
through the examples there.

Still, you can try moving collection1 directory under 'solr' and putting my
examples there instead. Then, you don't need to change any scripts. Or
rename collection1 to another name and add it to solr.xml as per
instructions in the book to have it as a second core. Basically, change the
content of 'solr' directory rather than the scripts that make it work. But
then you still need need to know where the libraries are as I bet the file
path would be different from my book's instructions. Use 'locate' command
on unix to find where the jar might be.

Just make sure BitNami stack Solr is at least 4.3 (4.3.1?) as per book's
minimum requirements. Otherwise, more advanced examples will fail in
strange ways.


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- Time is the quality of nature that keeps events from happening all at
once. Lately, it doesn't seem to be working.  (Anonymous  - via GTD book)

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 8:22 AM, smetzger <> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply Alex...
> in fact I am using your book!
> the book seems like a good tutorial ...
> My bitnami solr instance however already includes Solr (running in
> background) and a directory structure :
> root
> --opt
> ----bitnami
> ------apache-solr
> --------solr
> ----------collection1
> I assume that the apache-solr directory is the same as the universal
> "example" directory mentioned in many tutorials. If I follow your book I
> create a new directory under apache-solr called "SOLR-INDEXING" with the
> collection1/conf/ and .xml files per your instruction.
> but now i have two instances running and somehow I need to point solr from
> the solr/collection1 core to the SOLR-INDEXING/collection1   core
> I would think this could be done on the Solr Admin page but can't see how.
> If i try and restart the jetty with "java -Dsolr.solr.home=SOLR-INDEXING
> -jar start.jar "   it runs and does some install but I think it does not
> shut down the prior one first. In fact once i run that i lose all my solr
> and have to reinstall the VMWARE snapshot.
> Any guidance would be useful so I can continue with your book.
> Thanks
> steve
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