Killing CouchDB on Ubuntu 10.04

I Wanted to do some maintenance and move my couchdb data files to another partition but couchdb would not stop when I called the usual stop commands:

1)sudo /etc/init.d/couchdb stop
2)sudo service couchdb stop

Found a lot of posts and out of all of them found this nice tidbit below:

ps -U couchdb -o pid= | xargs kill -9


Note: It’s not the best thing to viciously kill a process. I imagine databases usually have shutdown tasks to do, must end with current insertions, etc. I’ll post if I find a bug fix.


Chris Georgoulis

Chris Georgoulis

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