In this section we will take a look at installing the MongoDB server and starting it up.
Step 1 – basic requirements
Following are the three steps you need to know or check before you start the MongoDB installation:
- MongoDB is built to run on commodity hardware and can run on any x86 /x86_64 processor family.
- The archive downloaded for MongoDB (2.4.3 at the time of writing this book) is about 90MB and needs around 300MB after extracting. That is the minimum you will need just to extract the archive.
- The database files take up additional space and are pre allocated as soon as one is created. The files follow the convention <name of the database>.<running number starting from 0>. The first file allocated is of 64MB and the subsequently created ...