Not sure how many docs you have, but can you filter replicate the good docs into a new db?

Jim Klo
Senior Software Engineer
Center for Software Engineering
SRI International

On May 18, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Tim Tisdall wrote:

After further reading it seems like I could use _purge ...  However, I
still need to query the DB to fetch all the revisions.

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Tim Tisdall <> wrote:

I accidentally created several million documents in my DB which I'd like
to undo.  ^_^  I know I can query each document to get the revision and
then issue a DELETE, but that seems like a lot of additional work.  Also,
the wiki says "Deleted documents remain in the database forever, even after
compaction, to allow eventual consistency when replicating." and that's a
lot of dead space.  Is there a way that I can purge all of those documents
given that I have the _ids that they were saved under?  I essentially would
like to return the DB to a state before I inserted all of those documents.

I'm also going to be inserting updated documents to the DB with those same
_ids, so another alternative is to post updates to each (but that would
also require getting the revision ids) and then clearing out old revisions.
However, this would require fetching several million revision ids and then
figuring out how to force the DB to clear out all old revisions.