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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: Upgrading, The Definitive Guide...
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 06:34:25 GMT
On 17 February 2011 14:32, Nicholas Orr <> wrote:
> So I currently have databases in 3 versions of CouchDB...
> This has happened as I found it was a lot simpler to install (src >
> configure --prefix=/opt/... > make > make install) couchdb into /opt
> and just start it from there, instead dealing with portage (i use
> gentoo)
> And instead of going and checking if the app works with the new
> version, I've just left it as is, working 100%.
> Now I'm wondering surely it must be simple to upgrade rather than
> having to replicate the databases using the native replication api.
> Looking on the site, installing is covered in depth.
> Looking at the files included with the source, installing is covered in depth.
> Looking at,
> installing is covered in depth.
> What about upgrading?
> Do you specify the same --prefix with the configure command, and
> everything "just works"?
> Thanks for your insights,
> Nicholas

You should be able to upgrade on disk from 0.10.x (at least) onwards
to 1.0.x. There are some other changes that may impact your app so
check here

NB you should still backup first, and then compact afterwards.


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