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MongoDB configuration


I am using MongoDB and I am trying to force the WiredTiger cache size to be larger than the default. I am using a machine with 4GB RAM, hence WT cache size is about 1.5GB. I wish to force this to 2GB as my DB size is slightly above the default.

I am linking /etc/mongod.conf in the volumes with the content below. If I log into the container I can see that mongod.conf is there as I provided it, but the mongo log always says that memory cache size is 1.5G.

         cacheSizeGB: 2

Am I missing something here or is it impossible to do this? (MongoDB docs only advise not do it, but should be possible)