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From "Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T" <>
Subject Re: Discard old version while update document
Date Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:05:24 GMT
On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:

> On Mar 27, 2009, at 1:49 PM, Niket Patel wrote:
>  In current application we are seeing we are going to update document every
>> few second because of autosave feature in application. So database size will
>> grow too fast.
>> Is there any easy way to instruct couchdb to discard old version(s) after
>> successful update. Though I don't have problem with compaction, this
>> requirement I'm seeing is document compaction.
> Hi, individual document compaction is not possible today.  Off the top of
> my head I think it would be pretty hard to implement that while preserving
> CouchDB's append-on-write semantics.  Best,
> Adam

How about rev stemming -- isn't this support to answer that very question?
see test suite for info.. I don't know if there are docs on the wiki yet.


Jeff Hinrichs

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