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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: Revisions lost on CouchDB 1.2.0
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:07:56 GMT
Admittedly, the docs are slightly unclear on this:

"Compaction compresses the database file by removing unused sections
created during updates. Old revisions of documents are also removed
from the database though a small amount of meta data is kept for use
in conflict during replication. The number of revisions (default of
1000) can be configured using the _revs_limit URL endpoint, available
since version 0.8-incubating."

Which is it: does _revs_limit limit the revs, or the metadata about
revs. Could do with cleaning up!

Also, we should probably move this info to the docs and get it out of the wiki.

On 31 January 2014 09:46, Luca Morandini <> wrote:
> On Friday, 31 January 2014, Simon Metson <> wrote:
>> Did you run compaction?
> No compaction shown in the logs,  and, anyway, the max number of revisions
> was not altered, hence it should have been 1000, way above the max number
> of revisions we had.
> I already looked into Jira, and I was not able to find any related issues.
> Thanks for your prompt reply,
> Luca Morandini
> --

Noah Slater

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