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From Aaron Huslage <>
Subject Re: Replication without IP connection
Date Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:15:48 GMT
Thanks Scott. Copying datafiles isn't really an option here. The files are
just too large for the bandwidth available. And datafiles don't really
compress much.

The base system without any data is about 3mb. Copying a changed 2.6mb ddoc
over the HF link would take most of a day, for instance.

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Scott Weber <>wrote:

> You can lauch external processes from the couch config file.  One of those
> could be a script that copies the database files to the target.
> If there are multiple machines and the databases must be merged, than a
> collection of couch database servers on the target (central)  machine or
> environment (on different ports, or running in virtual machines) can
> replicate the docs into the main server... think of it like each VM is a
> mirror of the remote database that is radio connected.
> Just my quick thoughts.
> -Scott
> "Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device", not some else's.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Aaron Huslage <>
> Date: 01/27/2014  10:30 AM  (GMT-06:00)
> To:
> Subject: Replication without IP connection
> 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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