CDCR sensitive to network failures

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CDCR sensitive to network failures

Recently I encountered some problems with CDCR after we experienced network
problems, I thought I'd share.

I'm using Solr 7.2.0
We have 3 solr cloud instances where we update one cloud and use cdcr to
forward updates to the two solrclouds that are hosted in a cloud.

Usually this works pretty well.
Recently we have experienced some serious but intermittent network issues.
When that occurs we find that we get tons of cdcr warnings:

CdcrReplicator  Failed to forward update request to target:
with errors like ClassCastException, and/or NullpointerException etc...

Updates accumulate on the server and it has tons of errors in the
When I looked around on the source collection, I found tlog files like this:
-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 1376736 May 10 23:04
*-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache       0 May 11 23:05
*-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache   65458 May 12 07:50
-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 1355610 May 18 10:05
-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 1355610 May 18 10:16
-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 1355610 May 18 10:21
-rw-r--r-- 1 apache apache 1355610 May 18 10:29

Note the 0 length file, and the truncated file

The solution is to delete these files. Once these files are removed the
updates start flowing

These errors show up as warnings in the log, I would have expected them to
be errors. CDCR doesn't seem to be able to detect that the tlog is

Hope this helps someone else. If there are better solutions, I'd like to


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