Document not being replicated



We are running Couchbase 4.5.1-2844 community edition in 3 datacenter with 5 nodes in each. We are observing some strange behavior. If I create a document in datacenter A, it is not being replicated to the other 2 data centers. However, if I create a document in data center B or C, it is replicated to A without any issues. This behavior seems to be consistent and reproducible. Any ideas here? I tried looking at the logs but I am not exactly sure what to look for. Any help is appreciated.




Hi @k_reid,

How is your XDCR configured? XDCR is directional, so it’s possible that you are missing an XDCR setup from A to B/C.


Hi @matthew.groves,

I’ve verified and all the configurations and everything looks ok. Maybe if you can provide some insight into what I should look for in the logs.


Can you give us more details like what topology, have you set up XDCR with datacenters A,B, C in bidirectional ring/ mesh topology? Are they are all bidirectional active-active, where each of the DCs are configured for taking writes along with reads?


Hi Matthew,

Our XDCR is set up as follows:

A replicates to B and C
B replicates to A and C

C replicates to A and B

Each replication goes to a different node in the target cluster. For example, when A replicates to B, it uses a different B node than when C replicates to B.




Hi @k_reid,

It should not matter to which node in the target cluster you set up the XDCR too. From your setup, looks like you have bidirectional active-active XDCR setup between all nodes. Can you check /opt/couchbase/var/lib/couchbase/logs/goxdcr.log and grep to see if there are any errors? Are you creating new documents or updating existing documents? If you create a document in B, does it replicate fine to both A & C, or just to A? Similarly, from C does it replicate to both B & A, or just to A?


Hi @aruns1987,

This problem occurs when I am creating a new document. Things replicate fine if I create a document in datacenter B and C but things are not replicated from datacenter A. I don’t see any errors in the goxdcr.log file other than this (which is actually a debug log):

[xdcr:debug,2018-05-11T16:24:11.089Z,ns_1@<<host>>:<0.1863.5>:goxdcr_rest:stats:220]Unable to obtain stats for bucket "subscriptions" from goxdcr: