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Search and Classification (TREX) consists of a client component and a server component. The server component is based on a flexible architecture that allows a distributed installation. A distributed system has the following advantages:

  • Load distribution

    You can distribute the search and indexing load among several hosts.

  • High availability

    You can make searching and indexing highly available.

This guide explains how to plan and implement a distributed system. It is aimed at technology consultants.

The guide is structured as follows:

  • Naming Conventions contains information on the naming conventions used in this guide.
  • Required Documentation lists the documentation that you need to implement a distributed system.
  • Fundamentals contains information on the TREX architecture and basic information on distributed systems. You need this information to plan a distributed system. Read this information before you begin to implement your distributed system.
  • Setting Up a Distributed System andDelta Index and Index Replication Configuration describe how to implement a distributed system.
  • Changing a Distributed System describes changes that you can make to your system after the installation.
  • Distributed Preprocessing of Documents describes how to distribute the preprocessing of documents among several hosts. This section is relevant if you want to index documents whose preprocessing takes up a lot of time and system resources. This can be the case if you want to index large PDF files.
  • Theappendix contains information on stopping and starting a distributed system. It also contains information on starting the TREX admin tool and changing the queue parameters and the Java client parameters.