Frequently Asked Questions - SearchStax

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

How do I drop, delete, or empty a Solr index?

During early development it is common to discard an index and reload the data under a new schema. Clients often ask us how to "drop" an index.

Although it is possible to delete an index and rebuild it, this is discouraged. It forces a great deal of unnecessary Zookeeper activity. Instead, we recommend issuing a delete query to empty the index. Then reload your data.

This step is part of the more comprehensive How do I update the Solr Schema? procedure.

We love to answer questions!

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

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