Chapter 13. Deployment and administration

This chapter covers

  • Provisioning and hardware requirements
  • Monitoring and diagnostics
  • Backups and administrative tasks
  • Security
  • Performance troubleshooting
  • Deployment checklist

This book would be incomplete without a few notes on deployment and administration. After all, it’s one thing to use MongoDB but quite another to keep it running smoothly in production. The goal of this final chapter is to prepare you to make good decisions when deploying and administering MongoDB. You can think of this chapter as providing the wisdom required to keep you from experiencing the unpleasantness of a production database meltdown.

We’ll start this chapter with MongoDB’s hardware requirements, as well as some ...

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