Chapter 10. Deployment and administration


In this chapter
  • Deployment considerations and hardware requirements
  • Administration, backups, and security
  • Performance troubleshooting


This book would be incomplete without a few notes on deployment and administration. After all, it’s one thing to use MongoDB but another to keep it running smoothly in production. The goal of this final chapter, then, 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 to you from experiencing the unpleasantness of a production database meltdown.

I’ll begin by addressing general deployment issues, including hardware requirements, security, and data imports and ...

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