Reindexing solr after backup restore

Jason Campbell xiaclo at
Fri Apr 24 01:34:33 EDT 2015

I think I figured it out.

I followed this guide:

The first Riak node (changed with riak-admin reip) kept it's Solr index.  However, the other nodes when joined via riak-admin cluster force-replace, dropped their Solr indexes.

Is this expected?  If so, it should really be in the docs, and there should be another way to restore a cluster keeping Solr intact.

Also, is there a way to rebuild a Solr index?


> On 24 Apr 2015, at 15:16, Jason Campbell <xiaclo at> wrote:
> I've just done a backup and restore of our production Riak cluster, and Yokozuna has dropped from around 125 million records to 25million.  Obviously the IPs have changed, and although the Riak cluster is stable, I'm not sure Solr handled the transition as nicely.
> Is there a way to force Solr to rebuild the indexes, or at least get back to the state it was in before the backup?
> Also, is this expected behaviour?
> Thanks,
> Jason
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