[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Implementing a standalone Solr instance

Alan Manifold amanifold at slv.vic.gov.au
Sun Dec 5 19:05:53 EST 2021

Related to this, are there instructions out there for implementing ArchivesSpace with external SOLR? I'm sure they'll be coming, but I didn't find any the last time I looked. We're also thinking about moving to this prior to it being required.


Alan Manifold | Library Systems & Digital Preservation Manager | Collection Development & Description
State Library Victoria | 328 Swanston Street | Melbourne VIC 3000
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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Implementing a standalone Solr instance

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 before).

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


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On Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 11:50 AM Kyle Breneman <kbreneman at ubalt.edu<mailto: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://au01.z.antigena.com/l/Zm4A3Kakq6bOy8h-3_4z82nr4-mPBn80PoAp4-lxeBYSBhHYJZQcIlee~7wQzNxmC~v_1OODg-p~M62KiwC2EpI70qszUzTVGwIERA8pr9SbS393fouGbeRUfb6a4MHi_VpvZkofd43WNwzBZazNuMsv3zBJQk> 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

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