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From Stefan Kögl <>
Subject Re: best way to "warm" views offline
Date Sun, 18 Aug 2013 08:36:17 GMT
Hi Cameron,

I think you're looking for

-- Stefan

On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Cameron Jacobson

> Right, I get all that.  But I've always imagined ideally my app would be
> serving requests while the new index is building.  Once the new index is
> built, then I deploy my new version of the app and "flip the switch" so
> that now my app is serving off of the newly indexed views.
> One way I've anticipated doing this is by versioning the design document
> (ie. _design/version1, _design/version2).  But more interested in best
> practices here.
> Thanks
> On 08/16/2013 06:57 PM, Filippo Fadda wrote:
> > You can only "warm up" your views querying them. You can use cURL from
> your command line. This will cause the creation of an index file per design
> document. This index file is updated each time another query is made on a
> view defined inside the design document. A view is never updated when you
> insert a document, but when you query the view itself. For performance
> reasons you can choose to avoid the index update when you query a view, but
> the results will not include the documents inserted since last query.
> Anyway you must force this behavior using a query parameter. The index
> creation requires time, but the index update is generally fast enough.
> > So, the best approach is querying all the views when you deploy the
> application, because indexing is a slow process. You can do that with a
> bash script. Eventually, you can query multiple views at the same time, so
> you can benefit of a multi-core architecture.
> >
> > -Filippo
> >
> > On Aug 16, 2013, at 5:33 PM, Cameron Jacobson wrote:
> >
> >> What is the best way to "warm" views offline?  Also, if possible, can
> >> you explain the mechanics that CouchDB uses in order to "know" that a
> >> given view is or isn't new?  In other words, when deploying an updated
> >> design document how would the server go about determining whether a
> >> given view within that design document is different or not?  Is it
> >> through hashing?  Or do all views within the design document require a
> >> pre-deployment query?
> >>
> >> None of my datasets have ever really been big enough to required offline
> >> prepping of views, but I'm anticipating this will change soon so I want
> >> to make sure I'm using best practices when I'm ready to make this change
> >> to my deployment process.
> >>
> >> Thanks

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