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Mar
28
revised Remove a secondary from a mongo replica set without triggering re-election?
Original poorly explained why this is the case, also added a link to the enhancement to improve the behavior
Jan
8
revised Mongodb stats explanation
added 170 characters in body
Nov
14
revised Login authentication vanished from MongoDB install
added follow up from comments as part of the answer
Sep
19
revised Query related to production environment
Terms were slightly off, mongoose is an ODM, mongos is the router process, also fixed up some sentence structure
Sep
17
revised Very high disk IO on Mongodb Config servers
added a note about the client based aspect of the fix
Jul
26
revised How to change the master in a MongoDB cluster without restarting the process?
Fixed terminology, explained what connector does better
Jul
12
revised Use Amazon SNS to send nagios alerts
Removing the mongodb tag - this has nothing to do with MongoDB
Jul
9
revised How can I filter MongoDB Replica Set Heartbeats with tcpdump?
Amended explanation based on feedback, made answer more clear.
Jul
9
revised How can I filter MongoDB Replica Set Heartbeats with tcpdump?
Added equivalent wireshark filters
Jul
9
revised How can I filter MongoDB Replica Set Heartbeats with tcpdump?
fixed typo, added clarification
Apr
23
revised Strange behaviour starting process with init script
added a note about the relevant bug
Apr
8
revised How to get the MongoDB' current working set size
Added note about 2.4 new feature
Jan
18
revised Quickest/best way to copy a portion of a large mongo database to another server?
added note about indexes
Jan
4
revised Does a MongoDB replica set require at least 2 or 3 members?
embedded link is far cleaner
Jan
4
revised Does a MongoDB replica set require at least 2 or 3 members?
updated status of pull request
Dec
20
revised MongoDB and datasets that don't fit in RAM no matter how hard you shove
blocks is the wrong term to use, sectors is better, fixed
Dec
19
revised mongoexport csv output array values
typo in example details
Dec
10
revised Is it possible to run multiple mongod instances on a single set of database files
fixed typo, added section about non-covered queries
Dec
10
revised non-mapped virtual memory & total number of connections
added 2.2 and TCMalloc notes
Dec
8
revised Setting up mongodb via upstart - how to pass options?
typo