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From Hendrik Jan van Meerveld <>
Subject Re: couchdb-load error: You are not a server admin
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2011 15:20:17 GMT
Hello All,

I did find one solution, which is to delete all admins:
  "curl -X DELETE http://admin:password@"

After this, the line
  "couchdb-load --input=backup20110530.bin"
worked like a charm.

The above doesn't feel like the right action, so if anybody knows of a
better solution, I'm very much interested to hear it.

Kind regards,
Hendrik Jan

On 4 September 2011 17:03, Hendrik Jan van Meerveld <>wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to restore a database backup but having a problem.
> The command I use is:
>   "couchdb-load -u serveradminusername -p serveradminpassword
> --input=backup20110530.bin"
> Which gives me the error:
>   "couchdb.client.ServerError: (401, ('unauthorized', 'You are not a server
> admin.'))"
> But I am sure the username and password are correct, because I was able to
> create the database using Futon with this username and password.
> Kind regards and thanks for any advise,
> Hendrik Jan

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