3.13. Miscellaneous Parameters

3.13.1. Configuration of Attachment Storage

[attachments]
compression_level

Defines zlib compression level for the attachments from 1 (lowest, fastest) to 9 (highest, slowest). A value of 0 disables compression:

[attachments]
compression_level = 8
compressible_types

Since compression is ineffective for some types of files, it is possible to let CouchDB compress only some types of attachments, specified by their MIME type:

[attachments]
compressible_types = text/*, application/javascript, application/json, application/xml

3.13.2. Statistic Calculation

[stats]
rate

Rate of statistics gathering in milliseconds:

[stats]
rate = 1000
samples

Samples are used to track the mean and standard value deviation within specified intervals (in seconds):

[stats]
samples = [0, 60, 300, 900]

3.13.3. UUIDs Configuration

[uuids]
algorithm

Changed in version 1.3: Added utc_id algorithm.

CouchDB provides various algorithms to generate the UUID values that are used for document _id‘s by default:

[uuids]
algorithm = sequential

Available algorithms:

  • random: 128 bits of random awesome. All awesome, all the time:

    {
        "uuids": [
            "5fcbbf2cb171b1d5c3bc6df3d4affb32",
            "9115e0942372a87a977f1caf30b2ac29",
            "3840b51b0b81b46cab99384d5cd106e3",
            "b848dbdeb422164babf2705ac18173e1",
            "b7a8566af7e0fc02404bb676b47c3bf7",
            "a006879afdcae324d70e925c420c860d",
            "5f7716ee487cc4083545d4ca02cd45d4",
            "35fdd1c8346c22ccc43cc45cd632e6d6",
            "97bbdb4a1c7166682dc026e1ac97a64c",
            "eb242b506a6ae330bda6969bb2677079"
        ]
    }
    
  • sequential: Monotonically increasing ids with random increments. The first 26 hex characters are random, the last 6 increment in random amounts until an overflow occurs. On overflow, the random prefix is regenerated and the process starts over.

    {
        "uuids": [
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54804894",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da5480512f",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54805c25",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54806ba1",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da548072b3",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54807609",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54807718",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54807754",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54807e5d",
            "4e17c12963f4bee0e6ec90da54808d28"
        ]
    }
    
  • utc_random: The time since Jan 1, 1970 UTC, in microseconds. The first 14 characters are the time in hex. The last 18 are random.

    {
        "uuids": [
            "04dd32b3af699659b6db9486a9c58c62",
            "04dd32b3af69bb1c2ac7ebfee0a50d88",
            "04dd32b3af69d8591b99a8e86a76e0fb",
            "04dd32b3af69f4a18a76efd89867f4f4",
            "04dd32b3af6a1f7925001274bbfde952",
            "04dd32b3af6a3fe8ea9b120ed906a57f",
            "04dd32b3af6a5b5c518809d3d4b76654",
            "04dd32b3af6a78f6ab32f1e928593c73",
            "04dd32b3af6a99916c665d6bbf857475",
            "04dd32b3af6ab558dd3f2c0afacb7d66"
        ]
    }
    
  • utc_id: The time since Jan 1, 1970 UTC, in microseconds, plus the utc_id_suffix string. The first 14 characters are the time in hex. The uuids/utc_id_suffix string value is appended to these.

    {
        "uuids": [
            "04dd32bd5eabcc@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eabee@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac05@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac28@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac43@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac58@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac6e@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac84@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eac98@mycouch",
            "04dd32bd5eacad@mycouch"
        ]
    }
    

Note

Impact of UUID choices: the choice of UUID has a significant impact on the layout of the B-tree, prior to compaction.

For example, using a sequential UUID algorithm while uploading a large batch of documents will avoid the need to rewrite many intermediate B-tree nodes. A random UUID algorithm may require rewriting intermediate nodes on a regular basis, resulting in significantly decreased throughput and wasted disk space space due to the append-only B-tree design.

It is generally recommended to set your own UUIDs, or use the sequential algorithm unless you have a specific need and take into account the likely need for compaction to re-balance the B-tree and reclaim wasted space.

utc_id_suffix

New in version 1.3.

The utc_id_suffix value will be appended to UUIDs generated by the utc_id algorithm. Replicating instances should have unique utc_id_suffix values to ensure uniqueness of utc_id ids.

[uuid]
utc_id_suffix = my-awesome-suffix
max_count

New in version 1.5.1.

No more than this number of UUIDs will be sent in a single request. If more UUIDs are requested, an HTTP error response will be thrown.

[uuid]
max_count = 1000

3.13.4. Vendor information

[vendor]

New in version 1.3.

CouchDB distributors have the option of customizing CouchDB’s welcome message. This is returned when requesting GET /.

[vendor]
name = The Apache Software Foundation
version = 1.5.0

3.13.5. Content-Security-Policy

[csp]

Experimental support of CSP Headers for /_utils (Fauxton).

enable

Enable the sending of the Header Content-Security-Policy:

[csp]
enable = true
header_value

You can change the default value for the Header which is sent:

[csp]
header_value = default-src 'self'; img-src *; font-src *;

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