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From Markus Jelsma <>
Subject Re: Documents not added if bind address != used host
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 20:38:34 GMT

Incredible. I somehow managed to start two instances running on the same port 
with a different bind address?!?

There's only one log file and the test DB isn't listed in 
/var/lib/couchdb/0.11.0. Yet i can query the test DB using localhost but not 
using the FQDN.

I've an import running on the FQDN now so when it's finished i'll stop/kill 
all instances. Using lsof i now see the test DB as test.couch (deleted).

Is it considered a feature to be able to end up in this mess - starting two 
instances but getting different data depending on bind address? I now remember 
that the restart of the first running couch on localhost failed and actually 
expected it to continue gracefully. It didn't stop the first running couch but 
did start the second on the new bind address.


> It sounds as though when you access localhost you’re reaching a _different_
> CouchDB instance. Are you sure the machine doesn’t already have a CouchDB
> running, perhaps bound only to the loopback interface? For instance, GNOME
> desktop, at least on Ubuntu, uses a local CouchDB to manage the user’s
> address book/calendar data. Maybe you’re hitting that one.
> Try looking at <http://localhost:5984/_utils/> and see if your missing
> documents are showing up there.
> —Jens

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