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From Steven Barlow <>
Subject Re: HTTP POST to _replicate is sync?
Date Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:30:59 GMT
If _replicate was depreciated, there would be no way to schedule your
own replications. Amongst other things, the _replicator database is
inconvenient when a client machine uses different proxies on different

> On 23 Sep 2013, at 5:59 pm, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Ido Ran <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We are trying to write a ruby script that replicate a remote database to
>> local CouchDB server.
>> I thought that I should do an HTTP POST to the _replicate special URL and
>> that I'll get back the replication information and the replication will run
>> asynchronously but as we found out the HTTP POST request does not return
>> until the replication finished (which can take up-to several minutes) or
>> HTTP timeout occurs.
>> Doesn't the replication request should be register in CouchDB and return
>> HTTP response immediately ?
> If you want such thing you should better create a _replicator document.
> -benoit
> (note: we should really deprecate _replicate).

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