[Xapian-discuss] database error

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Feb 18 00:21:40 GMT 2009

Please don't top-post.

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:46:53AM +1030, Frank J Bruzzaniti wrote:
> I noticed that the default database is only unavailable during a merge.
> E.g. If I do xapian-merge db1 db2 default

ITYM xapian-compact.

> Is this normal?  How should I index/merge my collections without the 
> database being unavailable.

Yes, that's normal.

If you want to always have a database available, make default a "stub
database", create the new one under a new name, create a new stub
database file under a new name (e.g. "default.tmp") and renamed that
over the top of "default" for an atomic switchover (or despair at the
lack of POSIX semantics if using Microsoft Windows).


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