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From Sebastian Rothbucher <>
Subject Re: problems with replication
Date Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:36:09 GMT
Hi Francesco,

maybe these two things will help you:
1.) as Harald Pointed out: filtered replication could be a problem. An
initial thought: make sure only one runs at a time. Surely not the solution
in the long run, but could help figuring out where the problem is
2.) Try intercepting the couchjs process to find out more. Maybe it's
always the same (typically huge) document where it hangs (see e.g. here:
Generally, looking for huge documents (huge content, attachments don't
count here) might be worthwhile. When you exclude / delete these
temporarily, it might be another lead. Again: not the final soltuion, but
helps pointing it down

Good luck, pls. share what you found - and also let us all know when we
might be able to help


On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Francesco Zamboni <>

> Hello,
> we're having some problems with replication and couchdb, but as we're still
> quite green with couchdb I need to ask to people with more experience even
> what I can check, as the problem seems to be quite random and we've been
> not capable to even pinpoint a way to consistently reproduce the problem.
> Essentially, using couchdb 1.6.1, we've uploaded some thousands of
> documents occupying about 10 megabytes of space, more or less, so nothing
> especially big...
> Over these documents we've created a structure of views, lists, shows and
> other functions.
> The problems seems to start when we try to launch a series of one-shot
> filtered replication of these data over several sub-databases.
> After creating a variable number of replication documents, the system seems
> to completely hang.
> When the system is hanged, any attempt to access a view cause a crash.
> The only messages are of the "OS process timed out" kind, but we've tried
> to increase the os_process_timeout and os_process_limit parameters without
> any appreciable change.
> Obviously this is not enough information to ask where the problem is, but
> as we're new to couchdb, I'd like to ask for some pointers in what to
> check, some common pitfalls that could lead to this kind of problems and so
> on... we're having serious troubles understanding what happened when
> something go wrong...
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> Francesco Zamboni
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