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From Mark Hahn <>
Subject Re: Database size seems off even after compaction runs.
Date Sun, 25 Dec 2011 00:39:07 GMT
Some say nothing but minimal id/rev data is retained after deleting a doc ...

Henrik Lundgren said ...
> understand that the body of an empty deleted document is only this:
>  {"_id": <id>, "_rev":<revision>, "_deleted": true}

Jens Alfke said ...
> Those should be pretty small, though, since they’re just trees of revision IDs.

Rogutės Sparnuotos said ...
> you can't reclaim space taken by empty deleted documents (the ones
that have only the _id, _rev, _deleted fields),

But some say the entire document is retained ...

Robert Newson said
> It's worth saying again that compaction does *not* remove "deleted
documents’ contents".

CGS said ...
> deleting a document just makes it unavailable


So, who is right?

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