Solr: Exporting an Index To an External File

For a change of pace we are going to look at  content flow from a different direction. Instead of importing content we are going to export it. Why would we do that? A few reasons:

  • Having the content in Solr means that we can pre-process the fields during ingestion and export the changes for use in other venues (reports, backups, re-import in databases, etc.)
  • Sometimes you just need to have more than one kind of backup
  • Sometime you feel like a nut

How would you do that (no, not feel like a nut)? Continue reading

LWS: Connecting to Zabbix

So there I was, minding my own business, surfing the web reading about technology, clouds, development environments and fuzzy handcuffs when I found this absolutely incredible and much needed post on the LucidWorks Knowledge Base:

Installing Zabbix to integrate with LucidWorks

I will vet the steps and discuss this in a future post, but this is a major find. If you try it, let me know what you ran into and if it left a mark.

The cat is ecstatic. The box suddenly doesn’t feel so bad.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Carlos Valcarcel is a full time employee of LucidWorks, but lives in New York as he prefers hurricanes to earthquakes. Having worked at IBM, Microsoft, and Fast Search and Transfer the only thing he is sure of is that the font editor he wrote on his Atari 800 was the coolest program he has ever written. While questions can be a drag he admits that answers will be harder to give without them.

The cat isn’t real, but then neither are you. Enjoy your search responsibly.

Solr Classic/LWS: How To Send A Single Query to Multiple Collections or Multiple Shards

[LucidWorks Search 2.6.2]
Due to circumstances of birth or events beyond your control (I guess that’s redundant) you find yourself with either multiple collections or multiple shards or both and you need to execute a single query to retrieve distributed results.

The cat understands in a way that only a true critic of Copenhagen could.

For the sake of argument, Continue reading

LWS: Crawling the Web (the simple version)

So I will safely assume that you have read the post on crawling your local file system because you downloaded LWS and couldn’t contain yourself. You are now beside yourself with excitement that you can’t wait to try crawling the web. The cat is beside me and excited is not what I feel. Let’s start at Continue reading