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From "Chris Anderson" <>
Subject Re: view index build time
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:49:08 GMT

You can look at

ls -lha /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb/.my-dbname_design/

to see the view size growing...

It won't tell you when it's done but it will give you hope that the
progress is happening.


On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Brad King <> wrote:
> I have about 350K documents in a database. typically around 5K each. I
> created and saved a view which simply looks at one field in the
> document. I called the view for the first time with a key that should
> only match one document, and its been awaiting a response for about 45
> minutes now.
> {
>   "sku": {
>       "map": "function(doc) { emit(doc.entityobject.SKU, doc); }"
>   }
> }
> Is this typical, or is there some optimizing to be done on either my
> view or the server? I'm also running on a VM so this may have some
> effects, but smaller databases seem to be performing pretty well.
> Insert times to set this up were actually really good I thought, at
> 4000 to 5000 documents per minute running from my laptop.

Chris Anderson

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