Indexing a File Containing Tweets with Flume HTTPSource

The tutorial provides examples that work with an environment established using a package-based installation. If you installed Cloudera Search using parcels, adjust file paths accordingly.

HTTPSource lets you ingest data into Solr by POSTing a file using HTTP. HTTPSource sends data using a channel to a sink, in this case a SolrSink. For more information, see Flume Solr BlobHandler Configuration Options.

  1. Delete all existing documents in Solr:
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/flume-ng-agent stop
    $ solrctl collection --deletedocs collection3
  2. Comment out TwitterSource in /etc/flume-ng/conf/flume.conf and uncomment HTTPSource:
    # comment out “agent.sources = twitterSrc”
    # uncomment “agent.sources = httpSrc”
  3. Restart the Flume Agent:
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/flume-ng-agent restart
  4. Send a file containing tweets to the HTTPSource:
    $ curl --data-binary \
    @/usr/share/doc/search-1.0.0+cdh5.2.8+0/examples/test-documents/sample-statuses-20120906-141433-medium.avro \
    '' \
    --header 'Content-Type:application/octet-stream' --verbose
  5. Check the log for status or errors:
    $ cat /var/log/flume-ng/flume.log 

Use the Cloudera Search GUI at http://localhost:8983/solr/collection3/select?q=*%3A*&wt=json&indent=true to verify that new tweets have been ingested into Solr as expected.