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From Hermann Norpois <>
Subject Re: Fwd: why do we keep all versions
Date Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:42:36 GMT
Thanks. This helps.

2015-07-02 10:13 GMT+02:00 James Dingwall <>:

> Hermann Norpois wrote:
>> Hello,
>> if I understood it correctly each change of a document leads to a change
>> of
>> the version of the document. And each version remains in the database.
>> This
>> means that the amount of data grows in dependence of changes. Is that
>> correct?
> Yes, this is true because of the append only database format. Old
> revisions can be removed and storage space optimised by doing a database
> is compacted.  A compaction can be triggered manually (POST to
> /db/_compact, or use Compact & Cleanup in Futon) or a rule written for
> the compaction daemon to do this automatically, see the default.ini for
> examples.
> James
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