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From Chris Wagner <>
Subject Re: Progress of view generation
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:18:31 GMT
FYI, this ended up taking a matter of days.  I believe I was generating
two views at once, though.  I'm uncertain whether a third view that I
have (in the same design document) was also being generated, however.
My view file is approximately 1.25 times the size of the database file.

Thanks for your help, Paul. :)

On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 16:58 +0000, Paul Carey wrote:
> Hi Chris
> > I have a database containing more than 11-million documents (87 GB).
> >
> > As can be expected, the view generation is taking quite a long time.
> > The problem is, though, that I have no idea how long it could take; I'm
> > not even sure whether it could be a matter of hours, days, weeks, ...
> At a guess, hours, probably quite a few.
> > So, I guess I am wondering if there's any way to gauge the progress of
> > the generation of these views -- or at least to be sure the views are
> > actually being generated and I'm not just watching the Futon
> > spinny-thing go on endlessly.
> There is indeed. Take a look at
> /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb/.my_design_doc.couch/Myview.view
> You should be able to see it growing while view generation is taking
> place.  Given that you're emitting the doc as a value, and assuming
> your map function as is you stated e.g. no filtering is being
> performed, you can expect the size of the view file to be in the same
> ballpark as the size of you database.
> > That is, once the view has been generated once, can I be confident
> > that further generations (assuming I've only added a small number of
> > documents since the last generation) will be reasonably quick?
> Yes.
> Paul

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