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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Seamless view rebuilding?
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:48:11 GMT
But he doesn't have a new view, just a very large batch of updates added to an existing view.

On Aug 26, 2010, at 9:46 AM, Robert Newson wrote:

> Create a new ddoc with your new view, query that view, waiting for it
> to build, and then copy your new ddoc over your old one. View indexes
> are named on disk after their digest specifically to allow this
> offline building feature. :)
> B.
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Patrick Barnes <> wrote:
>> I have a database serving documents through a number of intermediary
>> application servers, to the users' web browsers.
>> There are two mechanisms by which documents are modified;
>> a) Piecemeal updates as a result of user actions. (ie adding or updating a
>> record)
>> b) Bulk updates, typically from import scripts, that might modify tens of
>> thousands of documents at once.
>> The problem I'm having, is that when a set of bulk updates go through, it
>> can take a long time to rebuild the view indexes. Meanwhile, several user's
>> web requests will time out until rebuilding is complete.
>> Stale=ok is a simple solution to the bulk problem, but the application
>> servers will also expect to be able to update documents, and retrieve the
>> changes immediately after.
>> Is there a good way to avoid these large view update delays?
>> -Patrick Barnes

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