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From Robert Samuel Newson <>
Subject Re: Compaction of views deletes the indices?
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:10:41 GMT

View indexes are not lost when compacting, but it’s possible you’re a release with bug
COUCHDB-1445 in it ( This was fixed in
1.2.0 and up.


On 22 Jan 2014, at 18:17, Vladimir Ralev <> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I am experimenting with compaction ops. In a large DB with many big views a
> compaction renders the DB unusable for almost 10 hours or so while I force
> each view to be loaded by a script. Mass indexing completely overwhelms the
> system.
> Is there some way to do compaction without losing the view indices? The way
> I understand it indexing and compaction should be completely separate.

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