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From Paul Bonser <>
Subject Re: Couchdb 0.11 replication issue
Date Thu, 22 Apr 2010 05:26:40 GMT
I think that's pretty typical behavior, since it's append-only
re-building any views you have. Try compacting the views and database
and see if it's still bigger. My guess is that it won't be.

I have a DB which did about the same thing. I replicated from one
machine to another, and it grew from 209MB to a little less than a GB,
then after compacting, it's back down to 209MB. Though in my case the
same thing happened during my initial insert of the data, too, because
I was reading from the DB as I was doing the inserts (and thus the
views were being rebuilt, ballooning the file).

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Bharat Bharat <> wrote:
> Hi, I am seeing a very bizzare issue with couchdb 0.11 replication.
> When I try to replicate a database from my local machine (mac OSX) to a
> remote machine( on a different network), it replicates all documents but
> size of the document on the remote machine goes up around 10 times and it
> eventually fails.
> eg: Host machine: 450 docs, ~45 MB
>     Target machine after replication: 450 docs, ~ 400 MB
> Interestingly, the other way works fine. Ie, if I try to pull this database
> from host machine to this remote machine, it replicates fine.
> Has anyone encountered this or something similar? I dont have big
> attachments.
> Thanks very much!

Paul Bonser

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