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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: Are couchdb restarts graceful?
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:31:02 GMT
> We were running into issues with our couchdb server today and ended up
> restarting couchdb after exhausting other options.
> I'm curious -- are couchdb restarts graceful? Or are all current requests
> immediately terminated?

Hey Ryan,  

Graceful like a shotgun, expect casualties. Due to append-only design
there’s no real difference between a kill -9 and shutting down couchdb.

BTW what issues were you experiencing and can you share any details
of the couchdb version/config you were running?

Dave Cottlehuber
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