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From Franck Eyraud <>
Subject Re: Lots of requests with continuous replications (every 5 seconds)
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:42:23 GMT
In fact, I am not using cloudant, just a self hosted couchdb server, and 
a standalone workstation that starts its own replication, always with 
couchdb 1.2, or 1.3.

I just added the link because it is the only one close to my problem I 
found on the web.

So this checkpoint_interval is not possible to change wiht plain couchdb 
server ?

And what this checkpoint is for ?

Thanks for your help,


PS: I have to check but one of the workstation was running Couchdb 1.3.1 
on a macintosh, and the requests where every 30 seconds, and with a 
simple HEAD, not a GET.

On 08/29/2013 08:36 PM, Robert Newson wrote:
> Hi,
> The checkpoint interval is now configurable on Cloudant (as of a few
> days ago) as a consequence of either your report or another user. Just
> add "checkpoint_interval": <number> to your _replicate request. If
> your replication is started by CouchDB then this option will not
> currently work.
> B.
> On 29 August 2013 19:31, Franck Eyraud <> wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I didn't find the answer to the following questions using Google :
>> Why does Couchdb send a GET request to the database every 5 seconds while
>> replicating continuously ? Doesn't the replicator use the _change API (with
>> heartbeat functionality) anyway ? And if there is a need to poll aserver
>> alive, 5 seconds seem very often to me.
>> Plus, it seems it adds some fee issues in some cases :
>> I don't have the issue above yet, but in the case of an application where
>> clients can replicate so that they can run offline, this would result in a
>> loot of requests. Is there a way to avoid this ? To make it less often ?
>> Thank you for your help,
>> Franck Eyraud

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