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You might try a compressed filesystem using ZFS.

I have btrfs on my systems, but gave up and got new SSDs with ext4. The copy on write approach is terrible for Mongo's database performance. btrfs doesn't have tools that tell you what the compression ratios etc are so you can't know unless you fill up storage. It is possible to turn off data copy on write, but that also turns off compression! Also MongoDB likes to use lots of 2GB files instead of a single file for the database which makes this sort of stuff even harder to apply.

have you (or anyone else) done this and have some experience to share?

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