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The Definitive Guide to MongoDB: A complete guide to dealing with Big Data using MongoDB, Second Edition by Tim Hawkins, Eelco Plugge, Peter Membrey, David Hows

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CHAPTER 9

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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 how to automate some of those activities, such as backing up your server.

Because MongoDB is a nonrelational database system, many of the more traditional functions that a DB administrator would perform are not required. For example, it’s not necessary to create new databases, collections, or fields on the server, because MongoDB will create these elements on the fly as you access them. Therefore, in the vast majority of cases you don’t need to manage databases and schemas. ...

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