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Avoid design doc/view creation when already present #3119

adamcfraser opened this Issue Dec 6, 2017 · 1 comment


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adamcfraser commented Dec 6, 2017

Currently Sync Gateway will attempt to create design docs/views on startup, and rely on the view engine on Couchbase Server to identify duplicates.

This creates unwanted work on Couchbase Server, and has the potential for more serious view engine issues in conjunction with issues like

It should be possible for Sync Gateway to stamp design docs with a version number, and check for that version on existing design docs before attempting to recreate.
Details from the view engine team:

it is possible to set a filed in design doc, with a key like "sg_version" and value of the sg version. When you read the design document (using GET methond) this is returned to you. For example you can PUT a design document ddoc1 with view definition as

"views" : {
"view1": {
"map" : "function(doc, meta){emit(, meta);}"
"SG_Version" : "sg_15_xxx"

And you can get this by doing GET curl call

curl -X GET -H 'Content-Type: application/json' http://Administrator:asdasd@localhost:9500/default/_design/ddoc1
{"views":{"view1":{"map":"function(doc, meta){emit(, meta);}"}},"SG_Version":"sg_15_xxx"}

We should consider enhancing Sync Gateway to follow this approach on startup, until we move to GSI.

@adamcfraser adamcfraser added this to the 2.0.0 milestone Dec 6, 2017

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adamcfraser commented Feb 2, 2018

Fixed in 2.0.

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