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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Backwards compatibility
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:22:32 GMT
CouchDB without _users is much like a Unix server without NIS or LDAP.
Normal user accounts are inaccessible but administrator (root) users
can log in since their authentication is independent of the more fancy

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 15:12, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:
>> I was just trying to upgrade the first of my servers to 1.2, and it
>> wasn't that pretty. As I understand it, compatibility with pre-0.10.0
>> databases has been dropped. However, this isn't mentioned in the
>> release notes, nor in the Breaking changes. Thus, I had to downgrade
>> to 1.1.1, compact a database and install 1.2.0 again. This is just a
>> PITA, and it seems fairly trivial that something like this should be
>> in the release notes and in the breaking changes.
> Forgot to mention something I'm not sure is an issue, but should be
> checked: how resistant is CouchDB against inaccessible _users or
> _replicator? It seems like even _users might at some point be in an
> unsupported on-disk version. I run all of my couches in Admin Party
> mode so I never even look at the _users database, but it probably
> wouldn't work all that well.
> Cheers,
> Dirkjan

Iris Couch

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