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From Vivek Pathak <>
Subject Re: Contribution: CouchDb dump and reload
Date Sat, 05 Oct 2013 09:31:14 GMT
I use couchdb-python and zip the output.  The dump is useful because it 
backs up everything including design docs.

I was wondering if link to this tool should be placed here:


On 10/3/13 5:51 PM, Alexander Shorin wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Jens Alfke <> wrote:
>> On Oct 3, 2013, at 11:43 AM, Vivek Pathak <> wrote:
>>> Just fyi,  there is couchdb-dump available in
>>> ti
>> Looks like these two tools use entirely different data formats. Has anyone thought
of defining a common format for database dumps?
> I think it will be hard to define such.
> Dumping CouchDB data as JSON looks intuitive and requires less
> additional actions for import/export. Having couchdb-python approach
> with multipart format provides lesser footprint, but requires a more
> tricky processing (boundaries, headers). Both solutions may use
> CouchDB API without any additional data conversion.  And both requires
> a lot of disk space, much more than if you just copy database file or
> make a replica of it, unless you xz-zip the output.
> --
> ,,,^..^,,,

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