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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Delete replication history
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:00:36 GMT
On Jan 3, 2012, at 3:23 AM, Paul Hirst wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert Newson []
>> Sent: 24 December 2011 12:46
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Delete replication history
>> I believe Jim is referring to the replication checkpoint document
>> (which does indeed include 'historical' information). Jim is also
>> correct in that the presence of this document will prevent a full
>> re-replication when the target's validate_doc_update function is
>> altered.
>> Jim, the replication checkpoint document is named in the way:
>> /dbname/_local/<hash>. You should be able to see this document being
>> written to in the logs and the <hash> portion is also the value you
>> get back when POST'ing to _replicate (and the one shown in
>> _active_tasks). Delete the document in the usual fashion and
>> replication will do over from the start.
> I've only ever been able to find the hash value in the log. If it's in _active_tasks
where is it?
> My replication entries in _active_tasks look like
> ba3959: http://myserver.example:5984/mydb/ -> mydb
> And I don't believe ba3959 is long enough. Isn't the hash an MD5 of the replication information?
> If there was a way to get it out of _active_tasks it would be extremely convenient.
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Currently _active_tasks only reports the first six characters of the hash.  I'm not opposed
to having it report the full hash, especially now that the _active_tasks output is semi-structured.

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