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sleep()

sleep(ms)
Parameter
Type
Description
ms
integer
A duration in milliseconds.

sleep() suspends a JavaScript execution context for a specified number of milliseconds.

Consider a low-priority bulk data import script. To avoid impacting other processes, you may suspend the shell after inserting each document, distributing the cost of insertion over a longer period of time.

The following example mongo script will load a JSON file containing an array of documents, and save one element every 100 milliseconds.

JSON.parse(cat('users.json')).forEach(function(user) {
db.users.save(user);
sleep(100);
});
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