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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: how to change couchdb data dir?
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:04:52 GMT

On 4 Dec 2008, at 07:54, Ben wrote:

> I want to keep my data on a separate partition from the OS. I was  
> wondering what ways there are and what you would recommend in terms  
> of doing that?
> Options I can think of:
> 1. configure couchdb with certain options (./configue --help shows  
> datarootdir and datadir options, but it says they're read-only). I'm  
> a bit lost with this option.


> 2. symlink the data dir. Seems straightforward, are there any  
> pitfalls?
> 3. Is it possible to configure a per-database data dir, so I can  
> keep my app code and data in one place for each app that I have?
> Which way would you recommend?

4. Change dir in local.ini (see default.ini for the setting, use  
local.ini to override).


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