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What is MongoDB FTDC (aka. diagnostic.data)

Full Time Diagnostic Data Capture (FTDC) was introduced in MongoDB 3.2 (via SERVER-19585), to incrementally collect the results of certain diagnostic commands to assist MongoDB support with trouble...

Troubleshooting and Fixing Invariant Failure !_featureTracker on MongoDB Startup

I recently found myself troubleshooting another MongoDB startup issue due to potential corruption within a WiredTiger file. As I have previously covered this topic (see “Recovering a WiredTiger col...

Current Date Math in MongoDB Aggregations

A challenge that I’ve had in the past while working with my data in MongoDB has been how to incorporate date math into my aggregations. db.foo.insertMany([ { lastUpdated: new Date(new Date().setDa...

Technical Services Engineering at MongoDB

The goal of this post is to provide a first hand account of what it means to be a Technical Services Engineer at MongoDB, as well as what the journey getting to this point has looked like for me. ...

Hello MongoDB

As of August 13th, I am no longer a System Architect at DAC Group. I have a public post on LinkedIn that got some good traction, but to summarize it was time to move on. I’ve been a software engin...

Troubleshooting a MongoDB Performance Issue

UPDATE (2018-06-28): I actually sent a link to this article to the author of the previous blog post and in her reply she indicates that the improvements to cache management and checkpoint areas wer...

Setting up domain forwarding in hover.com

I’ve known for a long time that when you navigate to my domain directly at alexbevi.com that you would be redirected to a Hover placeholder page. I’ve meant to add a domain redirect for a long tim...

Redmine Plugin Extension and Development Still In Demand

It’s been a while since I last wrote about Redmine Plugin Extension and Development so I thought I’d give a quick update. I have been sharing sales numbers whenever possible as a way of (hopefully...

Turning an old Android Phone into a Plex Media Server + PVR

This is possibly a solution to a problem no one other than me has, but once in a while I like to challenge myself to see if something ridiculous is possible. This time around I wanted to see if I ...

Just Finished - Warcraft Adventures

Although I’m a huge fan of the point-and-click adventure genre, I’ve been primarily focusing on covering 16-bit RPGs in my spare time. I’ve still got a sizeable backlog to wade through, but when ...