The following sections provide information on best practice for different aspects of Couchbase Server 1.8.
Default Bucket Should Only Be Used for Testing located in Setting up Couchbase Server
The default bucket should not be used for storing live application data. You should create a bucket specifically for your application. The default bucket should only be used for testing.
Create an Application Specific Bucket located in Deployment Considerations
During setup, the
default bucket is
automatically created. However, the default bucket should
not be used for storing live application data. You should
create a bucket specifically for your application. The
default bucket should only be used for testing.
Data Files Should be Copied and/or Deleted Before Rejoining Cluster located in Adding Back a Failed Node
Before adding a node back to the cluster, it is best practice to either move or delete the persisted data files before the node is added back to the cluster.
Failed Over Nodes located in Swap Rebalance
With swap rebalance functionality, after a node has failed over, you should either clean up and re-add the failed over node, or add a new node and perform a rebalance as normal. The rebalance will be handled as a swap rebalance which will minimize the data movements without affecting the overall capacity of the cluster.
Monitoring a Rebalance located in Monitoring During Rebalance
You should monitor the system during and immediately after a rebalance operation until you are confident that replication has completed successfully.