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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Unique instance IDs?
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 03:31:37 GMT
On Dec 12, 2011, at 10:26 PM, Paul Davis wrote:

>> * Merkle trees are great for two-way synchronization, but it's not immediately clear
to me how you'd use them to bootstrap a single source -> target replication.  I might just
be missing a straightforward extension of the tech here.
> This is the point that's important with checksums and so on. Merkle
> trees are great when you want to mirror structured data but CouchDB
> replication is a mirror operation. Think, N db's replicating to a
> central DB. you have a mixture of things which breaks checksums (or at
> least any obvious application I can think of given our internal
> structures)

You're missing a rather important s/is/isn't/ there ;-)  But yeah, I agree.
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