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From Nils Breunese <>
Subject CouchDB maintenance script
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:53:59 GMT

CouchDB requires some maintenance from time to time, so I created a Python script using Benoit's
Couchdbkit library to do the following for one or more CouchDB instances:

* Compact all databases
* Compact all views for all databases
* Clean up all views for all databases

Note that all these tasks are started at once, so if you have a lot of databases/views/data,
running this script might ask a lot of your server's resources. If anyone has a great idea
to do this in a 'better' way, let me know. (Polling the server for compact_running? Is this
also available for compacting views? Maybe just a dumb sleep before starting a next job?)

You can find the code at under an MIT license.
I run it daily using cron myself. I hope this is useful for others as well.


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