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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Any experience with partial replication via _changes?
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 06:34:00 GMT
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Rodd Snook <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a new CouchDB user in the middle of designing a new publishing
> sub-system for a web app. One model that I'm considering is to use a kind of
> partial replication, by listening to a filter on _changes, pulling out
> documents with a "publish" flag on them and pushing them to a Couch instance
> backing up the live site.
> Is there anyone with experience doing something similar, who can tell me if
> this is an effective strategy, or a recipe for headache and disaster? I'd
> link to know ahead of time if there's some pitfall that's going to prevent
> me from doing this with a manageably small piece of bash/perl/php.

This seems like a sound design to me. By the time the replicator
provides the features we'd like it to have (maybe CouchDB 1.1) you'll
probably be able to do all this without any scripting code at all.


Chris Anderson

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