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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: migrating data from a previous couch version
Date Sun, 24 May 2009 16:40:40 GMT

There's some info on how to upgrade on the wiki at [1] and [2]. If
your 0.9aXXXXXX version has XXXXXX < 753448 you'll need to use the
Ruby script at [2]. Otherwise you should be able to use couchdb-dump
and couchdb-load from couchdb-python or run two couchdb nodes and
replicate from the old version to the new version. If you're two
versions span that commit then you must use the Ruby script because
replication changes as well.

Paul Davis


On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 5:13 AM, Nitin Borwankar <> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> This a rather strange situation but I need to get out of it :-)
> I had a few Gig of data in a 0.9axxxxxx version.
> I wanted to upgrade couch to 0.9 tarball when it was released.
> I wasn't sure how it would go so I made a filesystem level backup of the
> data directories.
> Then when 0.9 installed and was running fine I copied one of the databases
> from the old backed up dir to the new 0.9 couch's data dir.
> I got a "bad version" error from which I gather that the older version data
> is somehow not binary compatible with the newer one.
> I don't have a running older version couch - and it was installed from src
> anyway and I have no idea what minor rev of 0.9a it was.
> So how do I recover the old data from my files and upload it to the new
> version.
> Any ideas ?
> There's a lot of data in there and I absolutely need to get it out - help!
> Nitin
> 37% of all statistics are made up on the spot
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nitin Borwankar

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