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From Mikhail Khludnev <>
Subject Re: which solrconfig.xml
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2015 22:30:01 GMT
Thanks for your feedback. Making Solr handy is important for us.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Mark Fenbers <> wrote:

> Chris,
> The document "Uploading Structured Data Store Data with the Data Import
> Handler" has a number of references to solrconfig.xml, starting on Page 2
> and continuing on page 3 in the section "Configuring solrconfig.xml".  It
> also is mentioned on Page 5 in the "Property Writer" and the "Data Sources"
> sections.  And other places in this document as well.
> The solrconfig.xml file is also referenced (without a path) in the "Solr
> Quick Start" document, in the Design Overview section and other sections as
> well.  None of these references suggests the location of the solrconfig.xml
> file.  Doing a "find . -name solrconfig.xml" from the Solr home directory
> reveals about a dozen or so of these files in various subdirectories.
> Thus, my confusion as to which one I need to customize...

Here I can only suggest to get into SolrAdmin, pick a particular core, and
find Instance directory on Overview tab. Here is the directory, which you
can run find for solrconfig.xml on.
I just wonder what exactly we can contribute into the guide?

We have
The solrconfig.xml file is located in the conf/ directory for each

> I feel ready to graduate from the examples in "Solr Quick Start" document,
> e.g., using bin/solr -e dih and have fed in existing files on disk.  The
> tutorial was *excellent* for this part.  But now I want to build a "real"
> index using *my own* data from a database.  In doing this, I find the
> coaching in the tutorial to be rather absent.  For example, I haven't read
> in any of the documents I have found so far an explanation of why one might
> want to use more than one Solr node and more than one shard, or what the
> advantages are of using Solr in cloud mode vs stand-alone mode.

..., these capabilities provide distributed indexing and search
capabilities, supporting the following features:

   - ...
   - *Automatic load balancing and fail-over for queries*

> As a result, I had to improvise/guess/trial-and-error.  I did manage to
> configure my own data source and changed my queries to apply to my own
> data, but I did something wrong somewhere in solrconfig.xml because I get
> errors when running, now.  I solved some of them by copying the *.jar files
> from the ./dist directory to the solr/lib directory (a tip I found when I
> googled the error message), but that only helped to a certain point.
> I will post more specific questions about my issues when I have a chance
> to re-investigate that (hopefully later today).
> I have *not* found specific Java code examples using Solr yet, but I
> haven't exhausted exploring the Solr website yet.  Hopefully, I'll find
> some examples using Solr in Java code...
I think the essential parts are covered there.

> Mark
> On 9/2/2015 9:51 PM, Chris Hostetter wrote:
>> : various $HOME/solr-5.3.0 subdirectories.  The documents/tutorials say
>> to edit
>> : the solrconfig.xml file for various configuration details, but they
>> never say
>> : which one of these dozen to edit.  Moreover, I cannot determine which
>> version
>> can you please give us a specific examples (ie: urls, page numbers &
>> version of the ref guide, etc...) of documentation that tell you to edit
>> the solrconfig.xml w/o being explicit about where to to find it so that we
>> can fix the docs?
>> FWIW: The official "Quick Start" tutorial does not mention editing
>> solrconfig.xml at all...
>> -Hoss

Sincerely yours
Mikhail Khludnev
Principal Engineer,
Grid Dynamics


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