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From Rob Pettefar <>
Subject Re: CouchDB over a Windows network drive
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:27:30 GMT
  I have tried that Ryan and it didn't work at all.

On 29/03/2011 16:24, Ryan Ramage wrote:
> Could you for now just use a mapped drive letter?
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Paul Davis<>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:57 AM, Rob Pettefar
>> <>  wrote:
>>>   Hi guys
>>> I have just been trying out a way of storing the actual database and views
>>> files on a different drive to the application (the final setup needed is for
>>> the majority of data to be held on a NAS system).
>>> This has lead me to find strange behaviour when using storage over a Windows
>>> network. If a network address is used, eg "\\computer\couch" which resulted
>>> in CouchDB working except that any databases created will not actually exist
>>> in the system once they have been navigated away from (I was using Futon for
>>> database creation and navigation).
>>> Further, mapping the area to a network drive seems to cause the "Firefox
>>> can't establish a connection to the server" page to pop up if the IP + port
>>> is entered.
>>> The only way I have found to allow me to have CouchDBs databases to be held
>>> in a different location to the server is to install it on the network drive
>>> and run it from there.
>>> Am I doing things wrong or is network storage a genuine problem with
>>> CouchDB?
>>> Thanks for the help guys
>>> Rob
>> We don't really support running CouchDB on NFS so I wouldn't really
>> expect to see things work on Windows networking drives. Your
>> particular error seems a bit odd, but I would expect it to be a result
>> of Erlang's internal file handling as opposed to anything CouchDB is
>> doing explicitly.
>> Your best bet might be to try and create a small test case in Erlang
>> that writes files to that drive to see what happens.




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