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Administration Concepts

The core administration documents address strategies and practices used in the operation of MongoDB systems and deployments.

Operational Strategies

Higher level documentation of key concepts for the operation and maintenance of MongoDB deployments, including backup, maintenance, and configuration.

MongoDB Backup Methods
Describes approaches and considerations for backing up a MongoDB database.
Monitoring for MongoDB
An overview of monitoring tools, diagnostic strategies, and approaches to monitoring replica sets and sharded clusters.
Run-time Database Configuration
Outlines common MongoDB configurations and examples of best-practice configurations for common use cases.
Data Management

Core documentation that addresses issues in data management, organization, maintenance, and lifestyle management.

Data Center Awareness
Presents the MongoDB features that allow application developers and database administrators to configure their deployments to be more data center aware or allow operational and location-based separation.
Expire Data from Collections by Setting TTL
TTL collections make it possible to automatically remove data from a collection based on the value of a timestamp and are useful for managing data like machine generated event data that are only useful for a limited period of time.
Capped Collections
Capped collections provide a special type of size-constrained collections that preserve insertion order and can support high volume inserts.
Optimization Strategies for MongoDB
Techniques for optimizing application performance with MongoDB.