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From IJ <jay...@gmail.com>
Subject Does Solr move documents between shards when the value of the shard key is updated ?
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:42:49 GMT
Lets say I create a Solr Collection with multiple shards (say 2 shards) and
set the value of "router.field" to a field called "CompanyName". Now - we
all know that during Indexing Solr would compute a hash on the value indexed
into the "CompanyName" and route to an appropriate shard.

Lets say I index a document into this Collection - and Solr routes the
document into Shard 1 (based on the computed Hash). Now, lets say - I
re-index the same document (same unique key) - but with a different value of
the "CompanyName" - and lets say the Solr now determines that the document
should route to Shard 2 - In such a situation - would solr delete the older
version of the document from Shard 1 ? OR would I end up with two versions
of the same Document (same unique key) in both shards ?

My system allows updates to fields that I choose as the shard key. I
definitely want the document to be moved from Shard 1 into Shard 2 when i
perform the re-indexing. Would this work as expected ? OR should I be doing
an explicit delete prior to re-indexing such documents ??



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