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From Russell <>
Subject Re: Why use multiple databases ?
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2010 08:38:41 GMT
If you have a database with a high churn rate (especially with
deletions) you're probably going to want to split your databases up by
day/month as well, and simply delete databases that are no longer in
use. I've just discovered that couch does not purge the stubs for
deleted records on compaction, which means eventually compaction is
going to take forever to do even if you database has no records in it.

If anyone has a better solution to that problem, I'd be very happy to
hear it too.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Mark J. Reed <> wrote:
> Another consideration is data churn rate. If you have a set of
> documents that are changed or deleted frequently, such as login
> session data, you might want to put them in their own database and
> compact it more often than the database with the relatively static
> content.
> On Friday, October 29, 2010, Zachary Zolton <> wrote:
>> I'd also like to add that permissions are a common reason to put docs
>> into separate databases. For example, if each user should only see
>> there own docs, then you should give each user their own database.
>> (Given that CouchDB can only enforce read permissions at the database
>> level.)
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:07 AM, Nils Breunese <> wrote:
>>> Op 29 okt 2010, om 10:37 heeft Zdravko Gligic het volgende geschreven:
>>>> (1) What kind of issues do you take into consideration when deciding
>>>> if certain types of documents should go into their own database ?
>>> It makes sense to store all documents used by an application in the same database.
That way your data can be easily replicated along with your design documents. Only start separating
data into different databases when there is a real need. If you can't explain why you need
multiple databases, just start with a single one. Relax, you can always split out later.
>>>> (2) Are your decisions based on performance, security or some other
>>>> considerations ?
>>> No. (But maybe somebody else's are?)
>>>> (3) What else should I be asking you - if I was not a noob ;?)
>>> I have no idea.
>>> Nils.
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