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Administrating Solr by Surendra Mohan

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Distributed search

Distributed search in Solr is a concept of splitting an index into multiple shards, querying, and/or merging results across these shards. Imagine a situation where either the index is too huge to fit on a single system, or you have a query which takes too long to execute. How would you handle such situations? Don't worry! We have distributed search concept in Solr which is especially designed to handle such situations.

Let us consider the above stated scenario where you need to apply distributed search concept in order to overcome the huge index and/or query execution time concerns.

To overcome this situation, you need to distribute a request across ALL shards in a list using the shard parameter. Our request would follow this ...

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