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From "Jason Huggins" <>
Subject Re: Backup of couchdb
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:42:37 GMT
On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 9:17 AM, Damien Katz <> wrote:
> Actually, you can copy a live database file from the OS at anytime without
> problem. Doesn't matter if its being updated, or even if its being
> compacted, the CouchDB never-overwrite storage format ensures it should just
> work without issue.

Thank you for the unambiguous statement, Damien. On Noah's suggestion,
I'll close this thread with a wiki page. Lastly, the tester in me
would love to see some tests *proving* that  hot copies are safe...
Until then -- considering the source -- I'll take your word for it.

- Jason

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