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Subject Fw: Help a noob upgrade couchDB from 0.8 to 0.11
Date Mon, 31 May 2010 06:41:21 GMT
----- Forwarded by Steven Prentice/NextGen Systems on 31/05/2010 04:41 PM 

Steven Prentice/NextGen Systems
Sam Bisbee <>
31/05/2010 03:49 PM
Re: Help a noob upgrade couchDB from 0.8 to 0.11

Hi Sam, thanks for the speedy reply, my apologies re posting more than one 
email, my mail client crashed but somehow sent half a message at the same 

ok at this point couchDB is so messy I have no idea what is going on!! 
very frustrating. Restarting my machine is not an option as its a shared 
machine that i access remotely (sux I know). I am an absolute noob not 
only to couch but also to ubuntu...why I have been given the task of using 
both I do not know :p

Anyway, it sounds like completely removing and reinstalling couchDB would 
be the go.

would it be possible for you to run me through how I could go about doing 
that. (and if I do, will it be a sure thing that the new version of couch 
will work on my system (ubuntu 9.04). I am able to operate as a root user 
(in case that helps)

I'd be more than happy to move this convo to an instant messenger or 
something if it means speeding up the process


Sam Bisbee <>
31/05/2010 03:12 PM
Re: Help a noob upgrade couchDB from 0.8 to 0.11

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 02:19:43PM +1000, 
> Have I done something wrong? was I supposed to remove the old prior to 
> installing or have I missed something? Please help!

Hi Steven,

Try killing all beam processes owned by your couchdb user (user's name is
probably couchdb). They might be restored by the heartbeat monitor, so you
could also try restarting the machine.

I suggest this because some older versions of couchdb have problems 
couchdb. This means that you have most likely installed the new version, 
there's an "orphaned" old version of couchdb still running in erlang -
rebooting the machine or killing all the processes will solve this.

If you do this and you're still having problems, then you probably still 
the older version installed. At this point I'd recommend removing all 
traces of
couchdb and re-installing the new version. You can back up any data to 
machine from the old version, which you should have probably done anyways 
beginning the upgrade - it will also ease data migration between versions.

Let us know if you're still having problems, or if you need guidance on
anything above. (It's late here on a holiday weekend, so I may have poorly
explained something.)


p.s. One e-mail to the list is sufficient - please refrain from sending
multiple messages. Maybe you clicked a button too many times? Thanks.

Sam Bisbee

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