MongoDB Limitations

  • Shakuntala Gupta Edward
  • Navin Sabharwal


The files in the data directory are named as <dbname>.0, <dbname>.1 and so on. The size of the first file as allocated by the mongod is 64MB; all subsequent file sizes increase by factor of 2, so the second file will 128MB, the third file will be 256MB, and so on until it reaches 2GB, post which all files will be 2GB in size. Though the space is allocated to the data files while creation, there might be files that are 90% empty. This unused allocated space is mostly small for larger databases.


Disk Space Data Directory Unique Index Collection Limit Storage Engine 
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© Shakuntala Gupta Edward, Navin Sabharwal 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shakuntala Gupta Edward
    • 1
  • Navin Sabharwal
    • 2
  1. 1.GhaziabadIndia
  2. 2.New DelhiIndia

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