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From Сергей Курцев <>
Subject Re: [jira] Closed: (COUCHDB-78) CouchDB crashed Erland
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 19:47:04 GMT

thanks for you replies. I've put them into wiki since it will be useful
to others

With best regards,

On Thu, 12/06/2008 at 15:02 -0400, Damien Katz wrote:
> CouchDB works like this to have the least impact possible on
> clients,  
> the database remains online and fully functional to readers and  
> writers. Yes, its a design limitation that database compaction can't  
> complete when at capacity for write load, however I don't think its  
> unreasonable to schedule compactions during off-peak hours either.
> As  
> you point out, in a clustered environment the write load can
> switched  
> off for any node during compaction and brought back up to date with  
> replication once complete.
> In the future, a single couchdb node can be changed to stop or fail  
> other updates if the write load is too heavy for it to complete in a  
> reasonable time.

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