In the oplog instructions, is "local" a placeholder?


I’m looking at, and several times “local” is mentioned. Is this a database called “local”, or a placeholder for whatever your app’s database is called? I.e.:


Is “local” supposed to be my app’s database name?

If so, I wonder if it might be renamed to “meteor” or “app” since the page is discussing replica sets, where a given database named “local” might reasonably exist for some reason. :slight_smile: Or perhaps I’m the only one who has been confused by this? I’ve been using “local” in all my provisioning scripts, but as I prepare to go to production I wonder if I’ve been doing it wrong.



No, local is a special mongo db managed by internals