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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: all_dbs_active error and continuous replications
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2011 09:08:05 GMT
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Gregor Martynus <> wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> I've an app where an own db gets created for each user which gets
> replicated continuously to a big central db.
> This works great, it gives me fantastic possibilities that wouldn't be
> possible with other databases, I love it.
> My problem is though, that at some point I run into the all_dbs_active
> error. Once I got there, everything freezes. I have to restart couchDB,
> that's really bad. From what I can tell, continuous replications to count
> against this limit, is that correct? Does that mean, that every continuous
> replication keeps the db file open, even if there is no change for a longer
> time?
> My big question is: is there anything I can do about it? I mean to make
> this setup scale better? I know I can increase the limit in configuration,
> but that would just give me some more time, not solve my problem.
> I'm really concerned ... and I asked around everywhere, but nobody could
> give me an answer yet. Please help, I'd really appreciate it.
> Thanks!
> × Gregor

You can increase max_dbs_open in [couchdb] section of the ini. It's by
default 100.

- benoît

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