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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: couchdb as media repository ?
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2009 12:35:43 GMT

On 6 Jan 2009, at 13:31, Benoit Chesneau wrote:

> I'm thinking these days to use couchdb as a media database, where I
> can put any data (files, video, audio, images) as attachement to docs
> that contain any metadata about them, something that could be done
> with hadoop. Is this right to proceed technically like this? Currently
> I can't upload more than 420MB (or 420Mo) to CouchDB as attachment,
> buts is this something that will be supported in the future ? Is
> CouchDB designed for this use ?

Yes. And Yes. I successfully stored 8 GB of data in an attachment when
developing the standalone API. I don't know what causes the 420 MB
limit, but I'll have a look.


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