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Lucene over SOLR

I'm running an older version of Alfresco CE and I wanted to ask what the difference between specifying the 'index.subsystem.name' property as 'lucene' over 'solr'. Some instructions I found from an error message I had mentioned at the end to perform a full index recovery and set the following variable:

#index.subsystem.name=solr
index.subsystem.name=lucene

 

I know with 4.2f, SOLR1 is still being used and I'm wondering what advantage changing to Lucene would have if any. The command didn't work and gave me the following repeated errors after the full indexing completed:

alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.ChildApplicationContextFactory] Startup of 'Search' subsystem, ID: [Search, managed, lucene] failed
org.mybatis.spring.MyBatisSystemException: nested exception is org.apache.ibatis.exceptions.PersistenceException:
### Error querying database. Cause: java.lang.NullPointerException
### The error may involve alfresco.node.select_NodeProperties-Inline
### The error occurred while setting parameters
### Cause: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.mybatis.spring.MyBatisExceptionTranslator.translateExceptionIfPossible(MyBatisExceptionTranslator.java:73)
at org.mybatis.spring.SqlSessionTemplate$SqlSessionInterceptor.invoke(SqlSessionTemplate.java:346)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy11.selectList(Unknown Source)
at org.mybatis.spring.SqlSessionTemplate.selectList(SqlSessionTemplate.java:189)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.ibatis.NodeDAOImpl.selectNodeProperties(NodeDAOImpl.java:508)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.AbstractNodeDAOImpl.cacheNodesNoBatch(AbstractNodeDAOImpl.java:4672)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.AbstractNodeDAOImpl.cacheNodes(AbstractNodeDAOImpl.java:4587)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.AbstractNodeDAOImpl.cacheNodes(AbstractNodeDAOImpl.java:4562)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.AbstractNodeDAOImpl$ChildAssocRefBatchingQueryCallback.done(AbstractNodeDAOImpl.java:3385)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.ibatis.NodeDAOImpl.selectChildAssocs(NodeDAOImpl.java:1108)
at org.alfresco.repo.domain.node.AbstractNodeDAOImpl.getChildAssocs(AbstractNodeDAOImpl.java:3417)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.db.DbNodeServiceImpl.getChildAssocs(DbNodeServiceImpl.java:1871)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.db.DbNodeServiceImpl.getChildAssocs(DbNodeServiceImpl.java:1815)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.db.DbNodeServiceImpl.getChildAssocs(DbNodeServiceImpl.java:1803)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.AbstractNodeServiceImpl.getChildAssocs(AbstractNodeServiceImpl.java:794)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor397.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.springframework.aop.support.AopUtils.invokeJoinpointUsingReflection(AopUtils.java:309)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.invokeJoinpoint(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:183)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:150)
at org.alfresco.repo.tenant.MultiTNodeServiceInterceptor.invoke(MultiTNodeServiceInterceptor.java:104)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:202)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy14.getChildAssocs(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor397.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.alfresco.repo.service.StoreRedirectorProxyFactory$RedirectorInvocationHandler.invoke(StoreRedirectorProxyFactory.java:215)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy33.getChildAssocs(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor397.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.springframework.aop.support.AopUtils.invokeJoinpointUsingReflection(AopUtils.java:309)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.invokeJoinpoint(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:183)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:150)
at org.alfresco.repo.tagging.TagScopePropertyMethodInterceptor.invoke(TagScopePropertyMethodInterceptor.java:152)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.MLPropertyInterceptor.invoke(MLPropertyInterceptor.java:306)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.alfresco.repo.lock.mem.LockableAspectInterceptor.invoke(LockableAspectInterceptor.java:200)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.alfresco.repo.node.NodeRefPropertyMethodInterceptor.invoke(NodeRefPropertyMethodInterceptor.java:269)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:202)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy14.getChildAssocs(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor397.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.springframework.aop.support.AopUtils.invokeJoinpointUsingReflection(AopUtils.java:309)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:196)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy14.getChildAssocs(Unknown Source)
at org.alfresco.repo.admin.IndexConfigurationCheckerImpl.checkIndexConfiguration(IndexConfigurationCheckerImpl.java:120)
at org.alfresco.repo.admin.IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.check(IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.java:81)
at org.alfresco.repo.admin.IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.access$100(IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.java:37)
at org.alfresco.repo.admin.IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean$1.execute(IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.java:59)
at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:452)
at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:342)
at org.alfresco.repo.admin.IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.onBootstrap(IndexConfigurationCheckerBootstrapBean.java:64)
at org.springframework.extensions.surf.util.AbstractLifecycleBean.onApplicationEvent(AbstractLifecycleBean.java:56)
at org.springframework.context.event.SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.multicastEvent(SimpleApplicationEventMulticaster.java:97)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.ChildApplicationContextFactory$ChildApplicationContext.publishEvent(ChildApplicationContextFactory.java:554)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finishRefresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:911)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:428)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.ChildApplicationContextFactory$ApplicationContextState.start(ChildApplicationContextFactory.java:803)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.AbstractPropertyBackedBean.start(AbstractPropertyBackedBean.java:991)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.AbstractPropertyBackedBean.start(AbstractPropertyBackedBean.java:957)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.SwitchableApplicationContextFactory$SwitchableState.start(SwitchableApplicationContextFactory.java:118)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.AbstractPropertyBackedBean.start(AbstractPropertyBackedBean.java:991)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.AbstractPropertyBackedBean.getState(AbstractPropertyBackedBean.java:274)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.SwitchableApplicationContextFactory.getApplicationContext(SwitchableApplicationContextFactory.java:67)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.SubsystemProxyFactory.locateBean(SubsystemProxyFactory.java:174)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.SubsystemProxyFactory.access$000(SubsystemProxyFactory.java:41)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.subsystems.SubsystemProxyFactory$1.invoke(SubsystemProxyFactory.java:72)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:202)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy35.selectNodes(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606)
at org.springframework.aop.support.AopUtils.invokeJoinpointUsingReflection(AopUtils.java:309)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.invokeJoinpoint(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:183)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:150)
at net.sf.acegisecurity.intercept.method.aopalliance.MethodSecurityInterceptor.invoke(MethodSecurityInterceptor.java:80)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.alfresco.repo.security.permissions.impl.ExceptionTranslatorMethodInterceptor.invoke(ExceptionTranslatorMethodInterceptor.java:46)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.alfresco.repo.audit.AuditMethodInterceptor.invoke(AuditMethodInterceptor.java:161)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.springframework.transaction.interceptor.TransactionInterceptor.invoke(TransactionInterceptor.java:110)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.ReflectiveMethodInvocation.proceed(ReflectiveMethodInvocation.java:172)
at org.springframework.aop.framework.JdkDynamicAopProxy.invoke(JdkDynamicAopProxy.java:202)
at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy35.selectNodes(Unknown Source)
at org.alfresco.repo.workflow.WorkflowDeployer.init(WorkflowDeployer.java:318)
at org.alfresco.repo.workflow.WorkflowDeployer$1$1.doWork(WorkflowDeployer.java:469)
at org.alfresco.repo.security.authentication.AuthenticationUtil.runAs(AuthenticationUtil.java:548)
at org.alfresco.repo.workflow.WorkflowDeployer$1.execute(WorkflowDeployer.java:465)
at org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper.doInTransaction(RetryingTransactionHelper.java:452)
at org.alfresco.repo.workflow.WorkflowDeployer.onBootstrap(WorkflowDeployer.java:460)
at org.springframework.extensions.surf.util.AbstractLifecycleBean.onApplicationEvent(AbstractLifecycleBean.java:56)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.multicastEventInternal(SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.java:209)
at org.alfresco.repo.management.SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.multicastEvent(SafeApplicationEventMulticaster.java:180)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.publishEvent(AbstractApplicationContext.java:303)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finishRefresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:911)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:428)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:276)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:197)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:47)
at org.alfresco.web.app.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:63)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:4973)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5467)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:901)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:877)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:632)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployWAR(HostConfig.java:1073)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig$DeployWar.run(HostConfig.java:1857)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:471)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:334)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:166)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:724)
Caused by: org.apache.ibatis.exceptions.PersistenceException:
3 Replies
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Re: Lucene over SOLR

Hi

Changing to lucene has no advantage - it was deprecated/replaced for good reasons. The main thing it gave was transactional queries in a non-clustered set up - which you can now do with transactional metadata query. There is only an advantage if you already have a lucene index from previous versions and you want to migrate.

Some developers like lucene as they can spin up everything via spring for testing etc., as there is no dependency on a SOLR web app.

Andy

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Re: Lucene over SOLR

Thanks Andy. I didn't realize Solr was built atop Lucene (Apache) and just processes the data differently. Both systems have separate restore methods. 

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Re: Lucene over SOLR

Hi

The SOLR and lucene search sub-systems are very different beasts - even though SOLR is built on lucene.

SOLR is an external web (SOLR 1 & SOLR 4) or stand alone application (SOLR 6). Lucene is embedded in the repository for ACS 4 and before. Lucene in ACS was deprecated and only supported for upgrade in ACS 5.

Andy