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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDB dump/load scripts
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:11:08 GMT

On 14 Oct 2009, at 12:08, Noah Slater wrote:

> Hey,
> I would like to see some "official" dump/load scripts bundled into a  
> contrib/ directory or similar in our main tarball. The couchdb- 
> python project has a couple in Python, that depend on the same  
> library, and we could include them as an optional perk for our  
> users. Obviously, it would make sense to include somethng that  
> didn't need to depend on a library. Perhaps a shell script! Heh. I'm  
> sending this email after seeing a bit of confusion in the IRC  
> channel as to how to dump and load data out of an existing database  
> for doing upgrades between version.

These would only be needed for upgrades from 0.8 or earlier. 0.9.x  
can be read by 0.10+ and are automatically upgraded to the 0.10-only  
during the first compaction.

Official dump and load scripts are still useful though, but maybe not  
in very
high demand.


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