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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CouchDB dump/load scripts
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 13:44:35 GMT

On 14 Oct 2009, at 15:26, Sam Bisbee wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 01:11:08PM +0200, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>> Official dump and load scripts are still useful though, but maybe  
>> not in
>> very high demand.
>
> I think the demand is actually higher than that - you're assuming  
> that people
> want to use the built in option. I can easily see people wanting to do
> regularly scheduled dumps to local or remote non-couchdb. Do a back  
> up to tape,
> cd, back up machine that only runs ssh [or whatever], just to dump  
> the dump in
> an archive on the local file system, etc. Especially true as more  
> and more IT
> folk have to support couchdb: dumps are a familiar backup method and  
> can easily
> be integrated into existing systems, whereas they may have a harder  
> time
> integrating replication. Also nice to not have to support yet  
> another system
> (the backup needs a backup!).

You can just copy the db files. This is way more efficient than  
dumping/restoring.

Cheers
Jan
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