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From Joe Lerner <>
Subject Solr Migration to The AWS Cloud
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2019 17:18:04 GMT

Our application is migrating from on-premise to AWS. We are currently on
Solr Cloud 7.3.0.

We are interested in exploring ways to do this with minimal,  down-time, as
in, maybe one hour.

One strategy would be to set up a new empty Solr Cloud instance in AWS, and
reindex the world. But reindexing takes us around ~14 hours, so, that is not
a viable approach.

I think one very attractive option would be to set up a new live
node/replica in AWS, and, once it replicates, we're essentially
done--literally zero down time (for search anyway). But I don't think we're
going to be able to do that from a networking/security perspective.

>From what I've seen, the other option is to copy the Solr index files to
AWS, and somehow use them to set up a new pre-indexed instance. Do I need to
shut down my application and Solr on prem before I copy the files, or can I
copy while things are active. 

If I can do the copy while the application is running, I can probably:

1. Copy files to AWS Friday at noon
2. Keep a record of what got re-indexed after Friday at noon (or, heck,
3. Start up the new Solr in AWS against the copied files
4. Reindex the stuff that got re-indexed after Friday at noon

Is there a cleaner/simpler/more official way of moving an index from what
place to another? Export/import, or something like that?

Thanks for any help!


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