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mongodb distinct() in an array

In my mongodb database,there is only one document below: { "_id" : ObjectId("5226efc5ccf23796f9590f67"), "count" : NumberLong(126045), "eissn" : "1466-5034", "grade" : 0.0, ...
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How much free space do I need for mongoDB? and how to reclaim lost space?

I ran out of disk space on my mongo database. I saw it and dropped some collections (120 out of 1700 i had). And ran db.compact(...) thinking it would release free space. well, that was a stupid idea. ...
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Improving concurrency in MongoDB via sharding

Our current setup: Cluster of ~500 ec2 c1.xLarge worker nodes with 8 threads on each running scientific simulations Results temporarily stored at runtime on each worker node's local MongoDB, using ...
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Schema design for privacy settings in MongoDB

I have a set of documents that can have various privacy settings around them: They can be completed public (any registered user) can view them They can be viewable only by people following you (this ...
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“Host has low open file limits” error in MMS

I am running Standalone MongoDB (v 2.6.0 64-bit) host on Centos (v 6.5). Centos is guest OS on Windows 7 host running under VirtualBox (4.3.10). MongoDB process runs under root account. And it is ...
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verify that mongos server is connected to config servers

I've been writing a backup script for sharded replica-sets and it's almost done, except that I can't seem to get it to successfully start the balancer back up after everything's all said and done. ...
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MongoDB advantages [closed]

I am actually can not understand the real advatage or killer feature of MongoDB storage. As I understand currently MongoDB implements exclusive per-database write lock that is even worse from the ...
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Memory management scenario with MongoDB

I'm implementing a medium scale marketing e-commerce affiliation site, which has following estimates, Total Size of Data: 5 - 10 GB Indexes on Data: 1 GB approx (which I wanted to be in memory) Disk ...
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Does Mongo have disappearing/phantom writes

I have heard that Mongo has something like phantom writes. For example, if I have a web request with the following db commands in a single unit of work: a) update comments in article b) update ...
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automated data sync after Primary node is down

I have this scenario, using version 2.2.2: Node A, Primary, Priority: 10, Wireless network Node B, Secondary, Priority: 9, VM Server1 Node C, Secondary, Priority: 8, VM Server1 Sequence: In Node ...
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Mongo replicated shard member not able to recover, stuck in STARTUP2 mode

I have following setup for a sharded replica set in Amazon VPC: mongo1: 8G RAM Duo core (Primary) mongo2: 8G RAM Duo core (Secondary) mongo3: 4G RAM (Arbiter) Mongo1 is the primary ...
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Best embed/reference/field strategy for many inserts (mongo)

I'm building a gaming backend with Mongo, and have some issues on how to best design the schema to maximize performance and database size. My models: User Match -ReferenceMany (User) ...
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MongoDB - Should I separate the journal and the data to different drives?

I have seen and heard from multiple sources that it can be a good idea, performance-wise, to write your db journal and your data files to separate disks. What's the recommended way to do this (e.g. ...
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Write Locks in Mongo DB

I read somewhere that mongo db holds db level write lock, does this mean that when someone updates any collection others are not allowed to read other collection or how it works. Also when someone ...
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To find a version for your pc check with the software publisher install mongodb

I want to install MongoDb on windows 8 but when i try to run C:\mongodb\bin\mongod.exeiget this error: To find a version for your pc check with the software publisher.
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Disk space recovery on Mongodb replicaset secondaries

Is it possible to recover disk space on replica set secondaries based on the results of a repairDatabase call performed on a primary? I can't seem to locate anything that would work short of bringing ...
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Where do caching servers conceptually fit in my architecture?

Given the simple well-known architecture below: Where (conceptually) does the caching server(s) sit?
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mongodb shard chunk migration 500GB takes 13 days - Is this slow or normal?

I have mongodb shard cluster, shard key is hashed. It has 2 shard replica sets. Each replica set has 2 machines. I did an experiment by adding another 2 shard replica sets, and it starts to ...
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What folders should I check to see if these MongoDB applications are installed on my server?

I have a CentOS (Linux) server and looked at the /bin directory, but don't find the applications listed below. What folders should I check to see if these applications are installed on my server? I'm ...
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How to limit MongoDB database size

Are there any mechanisms to limit the size of a single database on MongoDB 2.6? I found some options like quota, quotaFiles and nssize but am unsure how to use them.
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How do I (safely) kill long running operations in MongoDB?

Occasionally operations get out of control in MongoDB and might end up running for hundreds of seconds, and impact performance until they are killed or completed. When that happens, I know I have ...
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Mongo db and sharding / replica sets concept questions

I have few questions about sharding and replica sets: I am planning to write important logs to a sharded environment. about 100 million rows in a day, If I will connect to a single MONGOS process , ...
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Does mongodb support non readable file?

I have uploaded PDF/PST file in mongodb by mongofiles but by retrieving them in R(BSON) and converting it to "Character" type i didnt find the PDF/PST file,so is it possible to upload PDF file or PST ...
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Books to start with big data [closed]

I would like to start learning about the big data technologies. I work in this area in the future. Does anyone know good books to start learning about it? Hadoop, HBase. Beginner - intermediate - ...
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$nearSphere returns too many data. What am I missing? Am I wrong? Is it a bug? Does other see the same thing?

I noticed that $near and $nearSphere returns completely different data and I got suspicious. After all, when latitude is near equator it sphere distance shouldn't differ a lot from euclidean distance. ...
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mongodb: replica-set processing reads on the primary

Running a replica-set with 1 primary and 2 secondaries, I wonder why the READs are also done on the primary. Shouldn't the primary mainly do the WRITEs and the secondary can share the READ-load?! I ...
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Query to Secondary on Sharded Cluster

How to specify query from mongos shell which is inteded to query data from secondary? The goal is not to bother primary load on write and use data in secondary shards instead.
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How to isolate 1 MongoDB config server

I need to preform a rolling upgrade on my MongoDB. I've been all over the Mongo documentation and I can't find a solution to my problem (if there is one) Here's a simple sketch of the Architecture: ...
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Update tag range on MongoDB range shard

Let say I set a min and max key for shards using range tags. Later I find out that the tag range I defined will not balance. Then I have to change the tag range value. I have searched MongoDB's ...
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MongoDB performance problem

I have a MongoDB for storing result like this {_id, type, imei, lat, lng, spd, dir, time} {_id, type, imei, lac, cid, time} If type is f first one is used and if it is l second one is used. Here ...
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Delayed replication false alerts and migration delays

I am running mongo 2.6.1 on a 3-shard cluster. Configuration is: 3 data nodes and 2 arbiters. The one data node is hidden and delayed for 3 hours (slavedelay). I have hidden the node in order to ...
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PHP/MongoDB: Unset all fields in a document

I want to use PHP to remove documents from a MongoDB collection, but it's a capped collection (and it's stuck that way until I can get more memory), which means I can't remove documents. I have to do ...
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How do I explicitly define data types for a MongoDB collection?

How do I explicitly define data types for a MongoDB collection? I understand that in Mongo if a collection doesn't exist it will create it when you insert the document, but I know the fields and data ...
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Tuning Mongo (TokuMX) for fastest bulk reads

What options do I have for tuning MongoDB / TokuMX for reading the results of queries with large result sets? I'm currently on a single server (no sharding) with the data on an SSD drive. My queries ...
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MongoDB insert performance rapidly dropping

I'm currently experiencing a rapid decrease of the insert Performance. I have a rather simple data model { "Id": "ObjectId", "SomeProp": "xy", "SomeTags": [ { "key": ...
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Why MongoDB starts to split before 64MB

I'm testing the MongoDB Sharding with a Sharded Collection and a forloop to insert arround 1M documents to see how splitting and moving works. I'm surprise that after few documents MongoDB starts to ...
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Maintaining mongodb for a huge list of message “documents”?

Intro: I am working on an app right now for live messaging and it's almost complete. The database strategy is in order. So when a new message is created it is sent as an object fitting my mongoDB ...
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What synchronizes two delayed replicas, which is part of the replica set, included in sharded cluster?

Please take a look at my mongodb map at http://postimg.org/image/krzvmep4d/ What synchronizes two delayed replicas, which is part of the replica set, included in sharded cluster? How can I use my ...
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MongoDB Keys and casting between types

This is more of a theoretical question: Let's say I have a collection of documents, my_collection: { "_id": ObjectId("52c679ac7a23e6225b62c51f"), "date": ISODate("2014-01-06T03:48:30.737Z") ...
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Based on what criteria voting take place in MongoDB?

Suppose a replication set R1 contains one primary, 2 secondary and one arbiter node. Voting will happen if the primery node goes down. Based on what criteria secondary members will vote to select the ...
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How would I change this relational model to fit a nosql database?

Because of things beyond my control, I have to switch from a relational database to MongoDB for the advertising platform I'm helping to build. I've got a relational schema sketched out, but I'm unsure ...
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Which database is designed for storing and incrementing values?

We're trying to build a stats server that stores visits for each document on a section for a specific date, so we need a table that has the following parameters: documentID sectionID date visits ...
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Riak in SasS application

I am thinking about using Riak for a SasS application I started working on recently. I was originally thinking about MongoDB but after running into Riak it seems like it may be the better option. The ...
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What's the fastest way to replicate data?

I have a mongodb database data on my computer. I want to upload that into amazon.com server. The bottle neck is the internet connection. One way is to zip the file and then upload it to the server. ...
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How can I automate sharding in the presence of continuous reads

I am using a pymongo in a sharded mongo environment. I have some fairly write-intensive systems, so I split the data up by time, with one database per hour, so the heavy-lifting of index-updates can ...
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Sample YAML Configuration Files for MongoDB?

The MongoDB configuration options documentation lists all the available options that can be specified, but does anyone have a set of fully formed example YAML formatted config files for MongoDB ...
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Socket recv() timeout on secondary nodes

We started using MongoDB pretty recently. We are on version 2.6.3. We have a replica set of 4 nodes (1 Primary + 3 Secondary) We are currently seeing some latency in replication. The Secondary nodes ...
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Searching for array elements nested in MongoDB Documents

I need to store card documents in my database. Cards need to be stored with a set of integers that represent the bundle, box and pallet, or whatever other entity they belong to. The packaging ...
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MongoDB - Replica sets - Syncing and DC issue

I have 3 instances of MongoDB running on my local machine. One is native and the other two are on a Virtualbox Windows 7 VM. LocalMongo = My local mongo. VM1a and VM1b = My two instances of mongo ...
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Difference between mongod and mongodb upstart jobs

I just noticed that there are two possible ways to start mongodb: service mongodb start (uses /etc/mongod.conf) service mongod start (uses /etc/mongodb.conf) Can someone tell me what's the ...