[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Solr review

Brian Hoffman brian.hoffman at lyrasis.org
Mon Apr 11 15:18:27 EDT 2022

Hi Tom,

I share your confusion – I personally do not bother with configsets when I set up my own solr instances. I think it is an either / or situation – you can use them if you want, or just create the core you need directly if you have installed solr natively and have the standard tools:

% solr create -c archivesspace -d /path/to/archivesspace/solr

Solr needs to be running, and after that command succeeds you should be able to verify through the admin app that the core exists and the schema has archivesspace field definitions.

Let me know if any of this doesn’t make sense.


From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> on behalf of Tom Hanstra <hanstra at nd.edu>
Date: Monday, April 11, 2022 at 2:52 PM
To: Archivesspace Users Group <archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Solr review
I'm reviewing the Solr documentation from ArchivesSpace and what I have learned from other Solr configurations locally. I'm wondering if I'm missing something.

The ArchivesSpace documentation here:


suggests the need to copy the various Solr config files over to a configsets directory. In my case, with solr installed in /opt/solr that directory would be:


and then copy the configuration files over to that location. But then I don't see anything that specifically tells Solr that that is where to find those files.

I believe that it is simply the fact that the files exists down under the configured $SOLR_HOME directory that allows Solr to find these, but I'm trying to make sure. I have other Solr instances in which I've just got a "conf" directory under SOLR_HOME which is not under a configsets directory which seems sufficient to get Solr set up, but I'm trying to be sure. I"m still trying to figure out a problem with either AS or Solr in my 3.2.0 instance, so I'm checking everything along the way. The core looks right (similar number of records after indexing), but maybe there is a mismatch somewhere.

Thanks for any thoughts on this,
Tom Hanstra
Sr. Systems Administrator
hanstra at nd.edu<mailto:hanstra at nd.edu>

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