I'm modifying my indexing workflow as we move to a new production server. On the current production server, VuFind does all of it's own indexing. I'd like to start building the index on our development server and push the new index to the new production server.

I plan to use rsync, but had a couple questions.
  1. Can I sync the entire solr subfolder (solr/biblio) or do I have to sync subfolders of solr/biblio?
  2. If I drop in the updated index, do I need to restart VuFind on the production server? Or perhaps go further and stop VuFind before syncing, then starting when the syncing is completed? I've run intro trouble before making changes in solr/biblio without stoping VuFind before and starting it after.