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Sharding MethodsΒΆ

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Name Description
sh.getBalancerLockDetails() Reports on the balancer lock.
sh.addShard() Adds a shard to a sharded cluster.
sh.addShardTag() In MongoDB 3.4, this method aliases to sh.addShardToZone().
sh.addShardToZone() Associates a shard to a zone. Supports configuring zones in sharded clusters.
sh.addTagRange() In MongoDB 3.4, this method aliases to sh.updateZoneKeyRange().
sh.disableBalancing() Disable balancing on a single collection in a sharded database. Does not affect balancing of other collections in a sharded cluster.
sh.enableBalancing() Activates the sharded collection balancer process if previously disabled using sh.disableBalancing().
sh.enableSharding() Enables sharding on a specific database.
sh.getBalancerHost() Deprecated since MongoDB 3.4
sh.getBalancerState() Returns a boolean to report if the balancer is currently enabled.
sh.removeTagRange() In MongoDB 3.4, this method aliases to sh.removeRangeFromZone().
sh.removeRangeFromZone() Removes an association between a range of shard keys and a zone. Supports configuring zones in sharded clusters.
sh.help() Returns help text for the sh methods.
sh.isBalancerRunning() Returns a boolean to report if the balancer process is currently migrating chunks.
sh.moveChunk() Migrates a chunk in a sharded cluster.
sh.removeShardTag() In MongoDB 3.4, this method aliases to sh.removeShardFromZone().
sh.removeShardFromZone() Removes the association between a shard and a zone. Use to manage zone sharding.
sh.setBalancerState() Enables or disables the balancer which migrates chunks between shards.
sh.shardCollection() Enables sharding for a collection.
sh.splitAt() Divides an existing chunk into two chunks using a specific value of the shard key as the dividing point.
sh.splitFind() Divides an existing chunk that contains a document matching a query into two approximately equal chunks.
sh.startBalancer() Enables the balancer and waits for balancing to start.
sh.status() Reports on the status of a sharded cluster, as db.printShardingStatus().
sh.stopBalancer() Disables the balancer and waits for any in progress balancing rounds to complete.
sh.waitForBalancer() Internal. Waits for the balancer state to change.
sh.waitForBalancerOff() Internal. Waits until the balancer stops running.
sh.waitForDLock() Internal. Waits for a specified distributed sharded cluster lock.
sh.waitForPingChange() Internal. Waits for a change in ping state from one of the mongos in the sharded cluster.
sh.updateZoneKeyRange() Associates a range of shard keys to a zone. Supports configuring zones in sharded clusters.