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From Luca Morandini <>
Subject Re: Revisions lost on CouchDB 1.2.0
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:36:54 GMT
On 31/01/14 19:42, Robert Samuel Newson wrote:
> As Simon says, this is the normal and expected behavior of CouchDB after
> database compaction (or replication). CouchDB is not a revision control system,
> it only keeps the latest versions (including conflicts) of every document
> (including deleted ones).

Compaction was indeed run (the sysadmin has no recollection of it, but it is shown 
in the logs, my bad I overlooked it).

I interpreted the _revs_limit parameter as the number of revisions to keep 
(including their data), or does CouchDB keep metadata only after a compaction ?

Luca Morandini

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