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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Couchdb as a document server
Date Wed, 04 Aug 2010 13:45:57 GMT

Typed on glass.

On Aug 4, 2010, at 12:52 AM, Raghuveer Kancherla <> wrote:

> Hi,
> My application requires managing a very large number of small documents (I
> expect 2 to 3 MM docs 30kb each).

This should be no problem at all for CouchDB to handle. You may have an even easier time backing
up to another CouchDB, than s3, as CouchDB replication is designed for that.

Google for CouchDB binary attachments to see how to best store these files.


> There is a lot of are advice on the web
> against saving these on the file system.
> I am planning to use couch db for this with a backup on amazon s3. Please
> let me know if anyone tried to use couchdb as a file server and their
> experience with it.
> PS: I tested mongodb, but I got errors that I am not able to replicate
> again.
> Thanks in advance,
> Raghu
> website:

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