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SOLR installed on CentOS using openjdk7
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Solr on Docker

A Dockerfile for running Solr on Docker.

Quick Start<a name="quickstart"></a>

A new Solr server can be started from within a directory containing Solr core configuration files using
the following command:

  docker run -d -p <host-port>:8983 -v $(pwd):/var/lib/solr/$(basename $(pwd)) infotechsoft/solr

You may then access the Solr server as usual using the docker host's ip address and the specified host port. The Solr logs can be viewed using the standard docker logs <container> command.


The container runs Solr within a Jetty server and exposes it on port 8983. It is configured to load cores from
directories placed in /var/lib/solr. Logging is sent to the console so it may be monitored using docker logs,
and also written to a file on /var/log/solr for access by tools. The container only contains the Solr libraries
necessary for the web application, any other libraries required by cores must be provided by the user.

Basic usage of the container for development should follow the Quick Start instructions. In order
to build an image for hosting an index, a new Buildfile should be created from this one, which adds the
files required for the application cores. For example:

FROM infotechsoft/solr:<solr-version>

COPY /cores/lib $SOLR_HOME/lib
COPY /cores/core1 $SOLR_HOME/core1
COPY /cores/core2 $SOLR_HOME/core2

Once built, the new image may be started using:

docker run -d -p <host-port>:8983 <built-image>

Utility containers can access the data for the cores and the logs using the exposed volumes.


You can build the image yourself from within the Dockerfile directory using:

  docker build -t<tag> .
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