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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: HTTP POST to _replicate is sync?
Date Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:59:22 GMT
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Ido Ran <> wrote:

> Hi,
> We are trying to write a ruby script that replicate a remote database to
> local CouchDB server.
> I thought that I should do an HTTP POST to the _replicate special URL and
> that I'll get back the replication information and the replication will run
> asynchronously but as we found out the HTTP POST request does not return
> until the replication finished (which can take up-to several minutes) or
> HTTP timeout occurs.
> Doesn't the replication request should be register in CouchDB and return
> HTTP response immediately ?

If you want such thing you should better create a _replicator document.


(note: we should really deprecate _replicate).

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