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From Kiril Stankov <>
Subject Re: CouchDB Replica Size
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:25:44 GMT
I do this each hour for backup purpose.
The behavior is as you describe - the replicated DB is bigger than the 
After replicating with curl, I do a compact on the replica, and then its 
size is reduced.
*With best regards,*
Kiril Stankov

On 10-Oct-15 8:43 AM, Mike Marino wrote:
> Did you try compacting the target database?
> Dave Westerman <> schrieb am Fr., 9. Okt. 2015
> um 23:55:
>> Why would a new target replica of a CouchDB database be over twice the
>> size in the filesystem as the source database after the replication is
>> finished? I have a CouchDB database that has 2.5 million documents,
>> and takes up about 597MB on the filesystem. When I replicate to
>> another database on the same system, the size of the replica is 1.4GB.
>> I have deleted and recreated both the source and target databases from
>> scratch, and populated the source. So the replica is totally new, and
>> doesn't have any other data in it.

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