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The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: The NoSQL Database for Cloud and Desktop Computing by Tim Hawkins, Peter Membrey, Eelco Plugge

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Chapter 9. Database Administration

In this chapter, we will walk you through some of the basic administrative operations you can perform on a MongoDB server. We will also show you how to automate some of those activities, such as backing up your server.

The nature of MongoDB means that many of the more traditional functions that a DB Administrator would perform are not required. For example, creating new databases, collections, and fields on the server are not necessary because MongoDB will create these elements on-the-fly as you access them. Therefore, managing databases and schemas is not required for the vast majority of cases.

However, this freedom from having to predefine everything can result in the unintended creation of elements, such as ...

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