Doh! Forgot about cassim. 

> On Sep 14, 2016, at 12:17 PM, Alexander Shorin <kxe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Paul,
> 
> _metadata is our special database which is valid.
> https://github.com/apache/couchdb-cassim/blob/master/src/cassim_metadata_cache.erl#L63-L64
> --
> ,,,^..^,,,
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 7:15 PM, Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure its saying that you're trying to create a database
>> named _metadata which isn't a valid database name for two reasons.
>> First, we require db names to start with a letter for file system
>> compatibility and to avoid surprises (ie, if someone tried to name a
>> database "../foo"). Second, we generally reserve the _ prefix in all
>> API places for CouchDB internal use.
>> 
>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 11:23 PM, Joey Samonte
>> <csharpdevelo...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Good day,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I am getting a lot of error like this one in the logs (Windows):
>>> 
>>> 
>>> {"error":"illegal_database_name","reason":"Name: 
>>> 'shards%2F00000000-1fffffff%2F_metadata.1473815830'. Only lowercase 
>>> characters (a-z)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Why is this so?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Joey
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 

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