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From Gabriel de Oliveira Barbosa <>
Subject Re: Bulk deletes and disk size
Date Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:19:29 GMT
I though that compactation process would remove the body from the document
marked with "_deleted".
These deleted docs (marked with _delete) do not have previous revisions or
attachments, so the disk size is the result of millions of documents with
their body forgotten in the database?

So to be effective my "bulk delete" have to be a PUT request? because I'm
already doing  {"_id":"foo", "_rev":"bar", "_deleted":true} but using
node.js cradle[doc1,doc2,doc3]) and I'm not sure if it uses PUT or
POST behind it.

2014-03-07 13:05 GMT-03:00 Robert Samuel Newson <>:

> The user says he just added _deleted:true to his documents, which marks
> the document as deleted but will forever preserve all values in the
> document, including attachments. You're right that compaction will remove
> bodies and attachments from non-leaf revisions, however.
> B.
> On 7 Mar 2014, at 15:56, Jens Alfke <> wrote:
> >
> > On Mar 7, 2014, at 1:47 AM, Robert Samuel Newson <>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Adding _deleted:true marks the document as deleted only, it does not
> remove the body or the attachments. This is why your disk usage has not
> reduced; you haven't reduced the size of your documents.
> >
> > Gabriel did say the database is "compacted periodically". So that should
> be getting rid of the old bodies and attachments.
> >
> > --Jens

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