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From Sharath <>
Subject Re: using couchdb on usb
Date Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:19:32 GMT
I use a symlink on my linux box (ubuntu 15) to point to a different

In theory it could work for a USB as long as the file permissions are
correct - I guess you'll have to experiment.

However the performance would be bad when data is persisted and views are
being built/updated.

The couchdb server may need to be started after the drive is mounted.


On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM, bryan rasmussen <>

> Hi,
> I want to run couchdb on mac and ubuntu from a usb, I suppose that is
> impossible so the best solution would be to install on both OS and then
> either edit config or use a symlink to point to db records saved on the
> usb. Is my surmise correct in this instance? Has anyone done either of
> these methods and which do you suggest as the best one - drawbacks with the
> methods. Does anyone have a script that already does this (configure local
> couchdb instance to look for its db files in an external drive at startup)?
> Thanks,
> Bryan Rasmussen

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