Administration Commands


For details on specific commands, including syntax and examples, click on the specific command to go to its reference page.

Name Description
cloneCollectionAsCapped Copies a non-capped collection as a new capped collection.
collMod Add options to a collection or modify a view definition.
compact Defragments a collection and rebuilds the indexes.
connPoolSync Internal command to flush connection pool.
convertToCapped Converts a non-capped collection to a capped collection.
create Creates a collection or a view.
createIndexes Builds one or more indexes for a collection.
currentOp Returns a document that contains information on in-progress operations for the database instance.
drop Removes the specified collection from the database.
dropDatabase Removes the current database.
dropConnections Drops outgoing connections to the specified list of hosts.
dropIndexes Removes indexes from a collection.
filemd5 Returns the md5 hash for files stored using GridFS.
fsync Flushes pending writes to the storage layer and locks the database to allow backups.
fsyncUnlock Unlocks one fsync lock.

Retrieves the global default read and write concern options for the deployment.

New in version 4.4.

getParameter Retrieves configuration options.
killCursors Kills the specified cursors for a collection.
killOp Terminates an operation as specified by the operation ID.
listCollections Returns a list of collections in the current database.
listDatabases Returns a document that lists all databases and returns basic database statistics.
listIndexes Lists all indexes for a collection.
logRotate Rotates the MongoDB logs to prevent a single file from taking too much space.
reIndex Rebuilds all indexes on a collection.
renameCollection Changes the name of an existing collection.
setFeatureCompatibilityVersion Enables or disables features that persist data that are backwards-incompatible.
setIndexCommitQuorum Changes the minimum number of data-bearing members (i.e commit quorum), including the primary, that must vote to commit an in-progress index build before the primary marks those indexes as ready.
setParameter Modifies configuration options.

Sets the global default read and write concern options for the deployment.

New in version 4.4.

shutdown Shuts down the mongod or mongos process.