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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: document insert rate
Date Sun, 04 Jan 2009 17:45:04 GMT

On 4 Jan 2009, at 14:09, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 2) Is anyone using CouchDB in a manner that really requires this  
> level of data security?  I appreciate having the *option* to turn on  
> a mode like this, but I don't think I need it all the time.  I can  
> use RAID systems that give me battery-backed cache, or I can make  
> the design decision that I am happy to lose X seconds of data in a  
> tradeoff (e.g. do the deep fnctl() every X seconds.....)

Everybody. CouchDB doesn't have an `off`-switch. You just terminate
the Erlang VM. Without this design, this wouldn't be possible. There
has been no discussion about optionally making different trade-offs
for speed and against data integrity, but this is not off-the-map.


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