Frequently Asked Questions - SearchStax

The SearchStax® Frequently Asked Questions page includes the following approved question and answer about our Apache Solr Cloud services.

What if Create Collection does not finish?

Welcome to SearchStax. Users sometimes report that a create-collection command failed with an inexplicable error. There can be various reasons for this.

For the most part, SearchStax users should create collections rather than cores. A "collection" is an index that is shared across servers in the cloud. A "core" is a local index on a single computer. In a SearchStax deployment, we usually deal with collections.

A user reported an error claiming that Solr could not locate solrconfig.xml. This user had wrapped the configuration files in an unexpected /conf/ subdirectory. Solr could not find them.

Another user had a problem with schema.xml. The team eventually determined that the schema file contained an illegal attribute. In this case it was a fieldtype entry configured with a multiValued property. This property can be applied to fields, but not to fieldtypes. Core creation failed as a result.

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Please contact the SearchStax Support Desk immediately if you have any question about Solr Cloud deployments.

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