In this recipe, we will be connecting to a shard from a command prompt; we will also 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 that is up and running. See the previous recipe 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 this book's site and kept on the local filesystem. The file contains a variable called
names, and the value is an array with some JSON documents as the values, each ...