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Quick Tutorial - Setup a Solr instance

Before we start installing Solr instance on any machine, we should be clear on few concepts.


  • What is Solr?
    • Solr is Apache's product and a fast open-source Java search server.
  • Why we need it?
    • Solr enables you to easily create search engine for websites, databases and files.
  • How can we install it?
Steps to install after it is downloaded-
  1. Extract the downloaded Solr package and copy it on C or D drive
  2. Please make sure latest version of Java is installed on machine. 
  3. You can start Solr instance by below command:
  4. java -jar start.jar
  5. By default, Solr will run on port 8983. However you can change it ../etc/Jetty.xml file. Look for <set name="port"><SystemProperty name="jetty.port" default="8983"></set> and change it.
  6. You can keep the below command in .bet file and run it automatically. 
  7. "C:\solr-6.1.0\bin\solr" restart -h localhost -p 8984
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