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From Thomas Delaet <>
Subject Re: Where do deleceted docs go
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:29:00 GMT
If I understand this correctly, the fact that you can not rely on
deleted documents being available cripples the synchronization


Node A
 => Document X (rev 1)

Node B
 => Document X (rev 1)


1. Node A deletes Document X
2. Node A compacts its database
3. Node B synchronizes its database with Node A
     => Node B will not know that document X is deleted.
    Alternatively: if Document X is at rev 2 on Node B, no conflict
will be generated ...

I guess that the ' GET /dbname/id_of_deleted_document?deleted=true'
that you propose is needed, but doesn't the replication algorithm need
to be adapted too?

Kind Regards


On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:
> I just discovered yesterday that there is a backdoor to let you view the
> deleted document, but only if you know it's revision:
> GET /dbname/id_of_deleted_doument?rev=1-90394320932
> Perhaps this is a backdoor we just forgot to close.  On the other hand, I
> think it would be nice to allow non-guaranteed "reverts" of accidentally
> deleted documents.  99% of the time, an immediate revert of a delete would
> work just fine.  I think I'd also be in favor of making it possible to view
> the deleted document content without knowing its revision beforehand; e.g.
> something like
> GET /dbname/id_of_deleted_document?deleted=true
> Best, Adam
> On Oct 27, 2009, at 10:36 AM, Alex P wrote:
>> deleted docs are present in the data file until a compaction occurs. that
>> said, i don't know if there's a way to access one, but even if there were,
>> it would be a non-deterministic operation. it's success would depend on
>> whether a compact was performed.
>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 5:24 AM, <> wrote:
>>> Hello there,
>>> I'm writting a piece of code in which i would like to be able to retrieve
>>> documents that have already been deleted by the user. I was wondering if
>>> that is possible or in the other hand the document is completely deleted.
>>> Thanks for any help,
>>> Manuel

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