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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Considerations for lots and lots of databases?
Date Sat, 10 Jan 2009 19:03:53 GMT

On 10 Jan 2009, at 19:41, Antony Blakey wrote:
>> In addition, if you name your databases "foo/bar" CouchDB will  
>> actually
>> create that as a structure on disk to avoid running into trouble with
>> filesystems that don't like a lot of files in a single directory.
>> Setups with 1 million databases representing users have been tested
>> successfully.
> Hmmm. The filesystem layout changes that I've proofed, and had  
> accepted for incorporation, changes this. Filenames are munged to  
> allow arbitrary characters, and so '/' is escaped.

Would it be possible to keep the current behaviour or deal with the
issue of lots of files in a single directory in another way?


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