[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Implementing a standalone Solr instance

Jared Hutchens jmhutchens at anderson.edu
Fri Dec 3 12:33:45 EST 2021

Hi Kyle,

Here at Anderson University we've been running our external Solr instance
on the same server as ArchivesSpace for over a month now with no issues.
That being said, the server receives minimal traffic so I can't attest to
any volume related performance impacts but appears to be similar to running
the embedded Solr (or in our case, potentially running even better than

If any of the larger users have looked into this I'd be interested in
seeing what you've found.

Jared Hutchens  | Library Technology Specialist  | Nicholson Library

Anderson University  |  1100 E. 5th St., Anderson, IN 46012
(765) 641-4270  | jmhutchens at anderson.edu  | library.anderson.edu

On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 11:50 AM Kyle Breneman <kbreneman at ubalt.edu> wrote:

> Here at the University of Baltimore, we are working to stand up our own
> external Solr installation in preparation for ArchivesSpace’s move away
> from bundled Solr.  Campus IT is asking me whether or not we should install
> Solr on the same server we’re using to host ArchviesSpace.  I see that ArchivesSpace
> officially has no opinion <https://archivesspace.org/archives/7137> on
> this matter (See under “Will you have strict requirements for how to deploy
> Solr?”).
> Does anyone on this list have a recommendation about whether an external
> instance of Solr should be installed on the same server as ArchivesSpace,
> or on its own separate server?  I don’t see that it makes much difference,
> but I am also not experienced in managing servers, or in administering Solr.
> *Kyle Breneman*
> Integrated Digital Services Librarian
> The University of Baltimore
> kbreneman at ubalt.edu
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