Frequently Asked Questions - SearchStax

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

How to fix a Low Disk Space problem?

Many users have needed assistance with low disk space.

It is common for a user to begin with a small deployment while learning how to deploy Solr to the cloud. This is often a Dedicated Node on the DN1 plan (one node, one ZooKeeper instance, 1 GB memory, 8 GB SSD storage).

It is easy to overload a DN1 deployment. If this appears to be the problem, there are two directions you can go:

  • Dedicated Nodes can have as much as 64 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. The Best Practice is simply to create a larger node and move your project into it. When the new deployment is on line, delete the original one.
  • For production systems we recommend using a Decidated Cluster deployment instead of a Dedicated Node. Dedicated Clusters provide three nodes (and more if needed), a ZooKeeper ensemble, and up to 64 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage per node. (One warning: Be sure to set the Solr ReplicationFactor to equal the number of nodes in the cluster.)

Clients with premium support agreements (Gold, Platinum) can request assistance with these upgrades.

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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