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From Filippo Fadda <>
Subject Re: database limits: how many dbs can I have in one couchdb instance
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:58:03 GMT
Hi Thorsten,

I don't think it's a good idea, this solution doesn't scale.

Are you programming a web app or something else? I'm asking because maybe the solution is
avoid the users db, implementing the business logic in your application layer.


On Sep 27, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Thorsten Scherler wrote:

> Hi all,
> meanwhile the patch for "validate_doc_read" is not applied I am studying
> different workarounds.
> One valid solution for our use case is to create a db for each user and
> store the user specific stuff in that db.
> That has the benefit that we can limit the access to that db with the
> standard security mechanism and we do not
> need to fall back to middleware logic.
> The biggest problem I see in the approach is that we need to know what
> is the max number of "user" db
> we can have in one instance. Regarding the size of this db it is
> expected to be a couple of smaller docs.
> Somebody has experience with that? Like rule of thumb do not deploy more
> then 10k databases in one instance ...
> TIA for any thoughts.
> salu2
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> Thorsten Scherler <>
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