MongoDB README

Welcome to MongoDB!

COMPONENTS

mongod - The database process.
mongos - Sharding controller.
mongo  - The database shell (uses interactive javascript).

UTILITIES

mongodump         - MongoDB dump tool - for backups, snapshots, etc.
mongorestore      - MongoDB restore a dump
mongoexport       - Export a single collection to test (JSON, CSV)
mongoimport       - Import from JSON or CSV
mongofiles        - Utility for putting and getting files from MongoDB GridFS
mongostat         - Show performance statistics

BUILDING

See docs/building.md, also www.mongodb.org search for "Building".

RUNNING

For command line options invoke:
  $ ./mongod --help
To run a single server database:
  $ mkdir /data/db
  $ ./mongod
  $
  $ # The mongo javascript shell connects to localhost and test database by default:
  $ ./mongo 
  > help

DRIVERS

Client drivers for most programming languages are available at mongodb.org.  Use the 
shell ("mongo") for administrative tasks.

PACKAGING

Packages are created dynamically by the package.py script located in the buildscripts directory. This will 
generate RPM and Debian packages.

DOCUMENTATION

http://www.mongodb.org/

CLOUD MANAGED MONGODB

http://mms.mongodb.com/

MAIL LISTS AND IRC

http://dochub.mongodb.org/core/community

LEARN MONGODB

http://university.mongodb.com/

32 BIT BUILD NOTES

MongoDB uses memory mapped files.  If built as a 32 bit executable, you will
not be able to work with large (multi-gigabyte) databases.  However, 32 bit
builds work fine with small development databases.

LICENSE

Most MongoDB source files (src/mongo folder and below) are made available under the terms of the
GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL).  See individual files for
details.
As an exception, the files in the client/, debian/, rpm/,
utils/mongoutils, and all subdirectories thereof are made available under
the terms of the Apache License, version 2.0.