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Technical Whitepaper: Solr Index Availability & Disaster Recovery Proof of Concept: Results

Learn how to use Alfresco Content Services within AWS to automatically scale Solr indexes to provide a highly available environment with disaster recovery.

This document details the results of the Alfresco Content Services (ACS) Solr Index Availability and Disaster Recovery Proof of Concept (POC) that Alfresco has recently completed. This POC centered around testing the persistence of Solr indexes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) providing a highly available archictecture as well as auto scaling of Solr shards using a database id approach. Key learnings include:

  • Ways in which Solr sharding can be used to provide search failover
  • Speed at which replacement instance shards can be created
  • Speed at which new shards can be brought online

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