Articles in replica sets

Building and breaking replica sets in MongoDB

In the first of our Write Stuff articles, Alex Kilpatrick, CTO at BeehiveID, looks at a subject most Compose users won't need to worry about – building and breaking MongoDB replica sets. If you think you have the Write Stuff to write about databases,…

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Your Drivers Are Not Magic - Testing Your Application for High Availability

It is remarkably easy to build a MongoDB-using application which doesn't handle the day to day high availability issues of a MongoDB database. When there's only one server, it's either up or down, but when there's a replica set, things get more compl…

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Now Available: $100 SSD Replica Sets, Beta Autoscaling

We’ve been working hard on our underlying database infrastructure for the last several months in silence (mostly). Today, we’re releasing the first piece of a much larger set of tools: SSD backed replica sets at both $100/mo and $500/mo price levels.…

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Replica Set Read Preferences & MongoDB 2.2

When making the transition from a single server setup to a Replica Set there are many more benefits than just a hot standby. Read preferences are one that should be heavily considered. Benefits vary from reducing system load and/or network throughput…

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Speaking "MongoDB Replica Set"

Replica sets are cool. They add data redundancy in a mostly transparent way, requiring only a little extra developer knowledge. That knowledge is important, though, and we regularly help our customers troubleshoot applications running into preventabl…

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