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Thinking Sphinx Configuration
# Extended configuration for Thinking Sphinx can be stored in the
# config/thinking_sphinx.yml file within your application (this file was
# previously known as config/sphinx.yml in TS v1/v2).
# Many settings from Sphinx itself can be set here, and they'll flow through to
# the appropriate section of the generated configuration. However, some are
# used for Thinking Sphinx behaviour, and so those are documented here first.
# Configuration is grouped by environment, just like config/database.yml in a
# standard Rails application.
# Defaults to false. Time values are stored by Sphinx as 32-bit integers, but
# this setting allows them to be stored as 64-bit integers instead if you're
# dealing with far-future dates.
64bit_timestamps: true
# Defaults to false. If you're using relative paths in this file, and want
# them to be translated to absolute paths in the generated configuration, set
# this to true.
# This was added in TS v4.0.0.
absolute_paths: true
# Defaults to Allows you to set the TCP host for Sphinx to a
# different address. Don't set this if you want to use UNIX sockets instead.
# Defaults to false. If enabled, changes to models with an SQL-backed index
# will update attribute values in Sphinx. This is a stop-gap solution (fields
# aren't updated), and should only be considered if deltas or real-time
# indices aren't an option.
# This functionality was enabled by default in TS v1/v2.
attribute_updates: true
# Defaults to 1000. Real-time index processing (via the `ts:index` and
# `ts:rebuild` tasks) loads instances in batches, and by default that's 1000
# at a time. You can customise it if you'd like.
batch_size: 100
# Defaults to false. Sphinx defaults to using 32-bit integers for document
# ids (its equivalent of primary keys). If you want to use 64-bit integers
# instead, set this to true.
big_document_ids: true
# Defaults to "". The Sphinx binaries (searchd, indexer) are presumed to be
# in the PATH. If there are situations where this is not the case, please
# set bin_path to their full location.
bin_path: "/usr/local/bin"
# Defaults to false. Recent versions of Sphinx added the 'common' section to
# configuration files. If you want to use that (and the corresponding options)
# you can enable this. Otherwise, settings will end up in their previous
# non-common sections in the generated configuration.
# See
common_sphinx_configuration: true
# Defaults to "RAILS_ROOT/config/RAILS_ENV.sphinx.conf". This is the setting
# to define a custom location of the generated Sphinx configuration file.
configuration_file: "/srv/www/myapp/shared/sphinx.conf"
# Defaults to an empty hash. This allows the setting of custom Sphinx
# connection options (passed through to the underlying MySQL connection). In
# particular, it's used by Flying Sphinx to ensure connections are directed
# to the right location.
# Defaults to true. Thinking Sphinx will create distributed indices that
# collect all core and delta indices for each model. There's no inherent use
# for these at the current time, it's just maintaining long-existing
# behaviour.
distributed_indices: false
# Defaults to an empty hash. You can specify settings for all index
# definitions this way (this hash is used as part of a
# ThinkingSphinx::Index.define call arguments, not within the block itself).
delta: true
# Defaults to "RAILS_ROOT/db/sphinx/RAILS_ENV". This is where index files are
# stored by Sphinx.
indices_location: "/srv/www/myapp/shared/indices"
# By default, Sphinx will return a maximum of 1000 records (and they're
# usually paginated by 20 records at a time). You can increase this limit if
# you need more data - but keep in mind that the larger this value is, the
# slower search queries get.
max_matches: 1000
# Defaults to false. This is useful when using a MySQL database and SQL-backed
# indices - MySQL usually isn't fussed about a GROUP BY statement holding all
# non-aggregate columns (or even existing), and the speeds improve without it.
# You can also use this setting without the question mark.
minimal_group_by?: true
# Defaults to 9306. This is the TCP port Sphinx will run its daemon on. Do not
# set this if you wish to use UNIX sockets instead.
# It's useful to set this for your test environment, to ensure you can run
# Sphinx in both development and test locally at the same time.
# Previously this setting was 'port' in TS v1/v2.
mysql41: 9307
# Defaults to id. You can use this setting to override the primary key column
# for indexed models (perhaps if you're using UUID columns as the actual
# primary keys, but have a unique integer column for the sake of Sphinx).
primary_key: sphinx_id
# Defaults to true. Delta indexing output is suppressed in logs (to avoid
# extra noise), but can be enabled to assist debugging.
quiet_deltas: false
# Defaults to true. Real-time callbacks (which keep data in your models and
# Sphinx in sync) can be disabled if you wish. This is useful when running
# tests that involve model data but not Sphinx.
real_time_callbacks: false
# Defaults to false in TS v4.0, and removed from TS v5.0.
# Recent versions of Sphinx ignore the docinfo setting, and this allows
# you to not have it in the generated configuration. It is not generated
# at all in v5.0.
# This is only available in TS v4.x releases.
skip_docinfo: true
# Defaults to false. Thinking Sphinx defaults to enforcing a UTC timezone
# when processing SQL-backed indices. If you're using a different default
# timezone in your database, you probably want to disable this setting.
skip_time_zone: true
# Defaults to nil. You can specify a path for a UNIX socket instead of using
# TCP connections, if your Rails app and Sphinx are on the same machine.
# This was added in TS v4.0.0.
socket: "/srv/www/myapp/shared/production.sphinx"
# Defaults to true. Thinking Sphinx presumes data from Sphinx will be encoded
# as UTF8. If you're using an old version of Sphinx, you may want to set this
# to false to ensure incoming data is translated to UTF8.
utf8: false
# Defaults to 2.2.11. This setting is used by Flying Sphinx as an indicator of
# the preferred version of Sphinx. It has no bearing on the behaviour of
# Thinking Sphinx.
# The default prior to TS v4.0.0 was 2.1.4.
version: 2.2.3
# The full list is covered in the Sphinx documentation:
# Of particular note:
# * `log` and `query_log` for setting the paths to the two log files Sphinx
# uses.
# * `pid_file` for setting the PID file for the Sphinx daemon.
# * `binlog_path` for setting the folder where Sphinx stores its temporary
# change data (which is eventually written to the main index files).
# The full list is covered in the Sphinx documentation:
# The full list is covered in the Sphinx documentation:
# Of particular note:
# * `morphology` for setting the language pre-processors.
# * `charset_table` for mapping characters to be treated as equal.
# The full list is covered in the Sphinx documentation:
# Of particular note:
# * `mysql_ssl_cert`, `mysql_ssl_key`, `mysql_ssl_ca` for setting MySQL SSL
# connection details (when using SQL-backed indices and a MySQL database).
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