Frequently Asked Questions - SearchStax

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

How can I view my Zookeeper configurations?

The first step in creating a new collection in a SearchStax Solr deployment is to upload the collection's config files to Zookeeper. Zookeeper, in turn, will distribute the files across the Solr instances in your cluster.

Since Zookeeper is not a part of Solr, you cannot view the uploaded config through the Solr Dashboard. How then can you view the configurations on Zookeeper?

See What else can I do with the zkcli script? for a list of the commands that you can send to Zookeeper. In particular, note this one:

> ./ -zkhost <zookeeper URL> -cmd list > output.txt

which dumps a listing of your configuration files to a local text file. The listing contains files from all of the Zookeeper configsets, so it can be verbose. That's why we channel it to a file. It can be especially useful when you need to list all of the configsets to see how many there are.

Also note:

> ./ -zkhost <zookeeper URL> -cmd downconfig -confdir <local-directory> -confname <config-name>

which copies a named configuration on Zookeeper to a local directory of your choice.

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

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