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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Large Documents?
Date Sat, 26 Apr 2008 20:37:26 GMT
Hey Jeffrey,
thanks for pointing this out. Eventually we should have look at
a configurable setting here, so we might not end up using the
patch, but still thanks.

Would you mind creating a bug report on
so we don't forget?

That'd be nice, thanks!


On Apr 26, 2008, at 05:05, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> I'm just getting started with CouchDB and I noticed that mochikit
> restricts document sizes to one megabyte.  Is there a reason to limit
> the size of documents other than to prevent DoS attacks?  I modified
> my copy of CouchDB with the attached patch and increased the maximum
> document size to 50MB.  I was able to successfully save a large
> document (although I haven't tried pulling it out yet).  The reason
> that I want such large objects is to store images in the database, and
> have the images replicated for redundancy.
> Jeff
> <couchdb-maxbody.patch>

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