In this recipe, we will connect to a shard from a command prompt, see how to shard a collection, and observe the data splitting in action on some test data.
Obviously, we need a sharded mongo server setup up and running. See the previous recipe, Starting a simple sharded environment of two shards, for more details on how to set up a simple shard. The mongos process, as in the previous recipe, should be listening to port number
names.js. This file needs to be downloaded from the Packt website and kept on the local filesystem. The file contains a variable called
names and the value is an array with some JSON documents ...