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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Simple replication fails to copy over design docs
Date Mon, 21 Dec 2009 02:07:41 GMT
Hi Robert (Campbell), the replicator uses the authentication credentials you supply in your
POST to /_replicate to open any local DBs.  If you're doing this through Futon, it may be
that Futon is not sending an Authorization header in that replication request.  I suspect
that if you try the request manually, e.g.

curl -d '{"source":"",

it will successfully replicate the design docs.  Alternatively, you can trigger the replication
from the source and supply a user:pass in the target URL.  Best,


On Dec 20, 2009, at 11:35 AM, Robert Campbell wrote:

> The source machine is completely open, while the destination machine
> is locked down. I log in to the destination machine, then select the
> remote (source, open) database to copy from, then the local, empty DB
> to copy into.
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> Is your source machine locked down with admin passwords? If so, the
>> other machine can't read your design documents, you'll need to
>> authenticate the replication task.
>> B.
>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Robert Campbell <> wrote:
>>> I have a small database (only 20 docs) and I'm trying to replicate it.
>>> The result is this:
>>> {"session_id":"7ae2bab4cff6911316ba06f038818cb9","start_time":"Fri, 18
>>> Dec 2009 15:03:05 GMT","end_time":"Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:03:09
>>> GMT","start_last_seq":0,"end_last_seq":121,"recorded_seq":121,"missing_checked":0,"missing_found":24,"docs_read":25,"docs_written":20,"doc_write_failures":5}
>>> None of the design docs get brought over. Both are 0.10.0 instances
>>> running on Ubuntu 9.10. Retrying the replication doesn't help.

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