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From Sean Hess <>
Subject Re: Rename a database?
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:49:53 GMT
I need the system to stay live the whole time, so the rename has to be
nearly instantaneous. I do wish there was an http way to do it though.

On Feb 23, 2010, at 3:42 PM, Nils Breunese <> wrote:

> You could use the replication feature. imported_data is your live
> database and you create new_imported_database for the import. Once
> the import is done you drop the imported_data, create a fresh
> imported_data database and replicate new_imported_database to
> imported_data. Afterwards you can delete new_imported_database. This
> does require more storage than renaming the database on the
> filesystem level, but the replication method can be done entirely
> via HTTP.
> Nils.
> ________________________________________
> Van: Sean Clark Hess []
> Verzonden: dinsdag 23 februari 2010 20:04
> Aan:
> Onderwerp: Rename a database?
> I need to import vast amounts of data into a couch database every
> night. The
> company providing us the data does not provide a list of changes, so
> we need
> to regenerate everything from scratch.
> I was thinking that it would be nice if I could create a new
> database in
> couch, copy in all the new data, then rename them once it is done.
> That way
> my old data can stay live while the new data is importing.
> Is there a way to rename databases? So, I would have an
> "imported_data"
> database, create a "new_imported_database", then delete the old and
> rename
> the new when the import finished.
> Any other ideas?
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