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From Paul Hirst <>
Subject Re: multiple database or many doc types in one database?
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:46:09 GMT
On Thu, 2011-03-17 at 04:51 +0000, Dominic Tarr wrote:
> is it a good idea to
>   1. separate documents for different types of thing into different
> databases?
> or is it better to
>   2. just have a type='whatever' and check for that in your views?

I am using option 2. I prepend type_ to my ids to avoid keys clashing
and also have a type field in the body which I use in my views.

However I'm really regretting doing it this way as I only have two
documents types. I have 0.25 million of type A and 28 million of type B.
I often want to change the views regarding type A documents and have to
wait about 12 hours for it to rebuild. If I had separate databases this
would be far less of a problem as the type A views would rebuild in a
few minutes.

If it wasn't such a large database I would be quite happy with option 2
so, as usual, the best choice depends on your situation.

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