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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: rep_security merge to trunk
Date Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:42:51 GMT
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Chris Anderson <> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T
> <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Chris Anderson <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Damien Katz <> wrote:
>>>> For importing existing docs, I think you could just use the
>>>> all_or_nothing:true option and save the multiple copies of the same
>>>> documents and they'll all be saved, and you don't have to worry about the
>>>> _revisions stuff.
>>> I've posted a script that copies between two running CouchDB
>>> instances. I'm using the all_or_nothing option. It does attachments
>>> inline using base64 encoding because it mostly works. I think if you
>>> have attachments so big that they can't be buffered, you probably want
>>> to avoid bulk docs anyway. If anyone desperately needs such a script
>>> you might be able to convince me to modify what I've written.
>>> Blog post with script and instructions here:
>> Chris,
>> Does this migrate conflicted documents or does it ignore them?
> yes, it migrates conflicts. It does document requests with
> GET /db/docid?open_revs=all&attachments=true
> which gives a copy of each doc rev leaf node (that is the head rev and
> any conflict revs).
> Once I figured out that the same request works for conflicted and
> normal docs, the script got much simpler.

I forgot to mention that it just strips the _rev from the original
documents, so in the case of conflicts the winning rev could change.

If this is unacceptable for someone's application it should be possible to fix.

Chris Anderson

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