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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Compaction" by JanLehnardt
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:49:04 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JanLehnardt:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Compaction

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  The compact_running key will be set to true during compaction.
  
  === Compaction of write-heavy databases ===
- Note, it is not a good idea to attempt compaction on a database is near full capacity for
its write load. The problem is the compaction process may never catch up with the writes if
they never let up, and eventually it will run out of disk space.
+ Note, it is not a good idea to attempt compaction on a database node that is near full capacity
for its write load. The problem is the compaction process may never catch up with the writes
if they never let up, and eventually it will run out of disk space.
  
  Compaction should be attempted when the write load is less than full capacity. Read load
won't affect its ability to complete however.
  CouchDB works like this to have the least impact possible on clients,  the database remains
online and fully functional to readers and  

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