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From Filipe David Manana <>
Subject Re: Delete replication history
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:41:16 GMT
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2012, at 3:23 AM, Paul Hirst wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Robert Newson []
>>> Sent: 24 December 2011 12:46
>>> To:
>>> Subject: Re: Delete replication history
>>> I believe Jim is referring to the replication checkpoint document
>>> (which does indeed include 'historical' information). Jim is also
>>> correct in that the presence of this document will prevent a full
>>> re-replication when the target's validate_doc_update function is
>>> altered.
>>> Jim, the replication checkpoint document is named in the way:
>>> /dbname/_local/<hash>. You should be able to see this document being
>>> written to in the logs and the <hash> portion is also the value you
>>> get back when POST'ing to _replicate (and the one shown in
>>> _active_tasks). Delete the document in the usual fashion and
>>> replication will do over from the start.
>> I've only ever been able to find the hash value in the log. If it's in _active_tasks
where is it?
>> My replication entries in _active_tasks look like
>> ba3959: http://myserver.example:5984/mydb/ -> mydb
>> And I don't believe ba3959 is long enough. Isn't the hash an MD5 of the replication
>> If there was a way to get it out of _active_tasks it would be extremely convenient.
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> Currently _active_tasks only reports the first six characters of the hash.  I'm not
opposed to having it report the full hash, especially now that the _active_tasks output is

The branch for the next major release, 1.2.x, already reports the full
id (unlike all current releases which only report the first 6
characters in _active_tasks).

> Adam

Filipe David Manana,

"Reasonable men adapt themselves to the world.
 Unreasonable men adapt the world to themselves.
 That's why all progress depends on unreasonable men."

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