Solr 6.6.2 exceptions while rebuilding large indexes

sitecore Caused by: this IndexWriter is closed

sitecore o.a.s.h.RequestHandlerBase org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: Exception writing document id


For last few weeks I was getting this exception while I was working on my local machine using a copy of production master and web databases. It never happened before, never with our dev databases synchronized by Unicorn.   Rebuild started normally, and then half an hour later I was getting an exception pointing into a random item saying that Sitecore is not able to write document ID.  Data corruption? But why is working on staging? No, the Java heap is running out of space.

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Sitecore 9.1 Developer Installation


The Prerequisites for Sitecore 9.1 are known

  • Windows 2016 server or Windows 10
  • IIS 10.0
  • .Net Framework 4.7.1
  • SQL Server 2016 SP2 or  SQL Server 2017
  • SQL Server 2014 is compatible with the XM Scaled topology
  • Solr 7.2.1.
  • .Net Core 2.1 for the new Sitecore Identity server, you must install: ·
  • .Net Core 2.1 Runtime (v2.1.3)
  • Sitecore Install Framework 2.0.0

If  want to install and play with  Sitecore 9.1 while still working on 9.0.X project ?

  1. Install SIF 2.0 and keep 1.2.1 – you will need it for Sitecore 9.0.X. installation
  2. Install Solr  7.2.1 on a different port than  6.6.2 ( you will need both instances)



How quickly find selected item from Treelist field

How many times you wanted to find one of the selected values in the treelist ?  Sometimes is easy because you know source of selected item, sometime is harder because you don;t know the system or there are hundreds of item to chose from.

For years I’m using inspect command from my browser. It happened to me used it when I was sharing my screen with coworkers or colleagues and they ware always surprised.  I decided to share it with you.

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