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Updating apache Solr Cloud after Java update

Submitted by daniel on

I have been running Apache Solr Cloud and Zookeeper to help improve the search performance and UI around Drupal based sites for a year or so now. Here I look at updating Java run time and how to restart your solr.

Getting started with ddev and Apache SolrCloud Service Add-on

Submitted by daniel on
I was recently using Drupal's contributed Search API module along with a database back end, but was starting to find that with nearly 100k articles, the existing database based index seemed to be struggling and would result in some queries timing out. For this reason I decided I wanted to evaluate Apache Solr, a separate Java based application that helps to offload the responsibilities of indexing and returning search queries from your Drupal based application. Initially, I struggled to set up solr locally using the Docker4Drupal wodby camp so after some time decided to also evaluate ddev and a contributed ddev Apache Solr Service add-on as was recommended by the drupal search_api maintainers themselves.