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From Ryan Ramage <>
Subject Re: CouchDB over a Windows network drive
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:24:58 GMT
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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