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From Brad Rhoads <>
Subject Re: Replication without IP connection
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:21:04 GMT
Our Estante app ( is has similar requirements.
Except right now we only do peer to peer.

Can you schedule a time for remote users to get together every so often? Or
can you get a dedicated person to visit the remote sights?

You might check out Open Data Kit. It won't help with what you already
built, but it might work over hf.

Another solution could be to use voice to call in results, if you have a

Maybe the easiest thing would be to have your app generate emails to the
central location. We developed email over HR years ago.

Feel free to contact me off list.
 On Jan 27, 2014 9:30 AM, "Aaron Huslage" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a strange problem that I'm hoping someone either has dealt with or
> has ideas about solving.
> We have developed a medical records system as a CouchApp that allows
> clinicians in remote areas to submit medical records to a local server.
> These records need to be replicated back to a central office for reporting
> purposes.
> These remote clinics are completely disconnected from the Internet and
> connect to one another over HF Radio (think ham radio back in the day). The
> radio links are not really reliable or quick enough for PPP to work well,
> so we are using UUCP instead of IP.
> In this scenario, there is no interactive communication between nodes.
> Everything is batch file copies. I need a way to do a CouchDB replication
> using only file transfers and cron/inotify jobs.
> Any ideas or scripts would be helpful.
> Thanks,
> Aaron
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