Returns statistics that reflect the use state of a single database.

The db.stats() method is a wrapper around the dbStats database command.


The db.stats() method has the following optional parameter:

Parameter Type Description
scale number

Optional. The scale factor for the various size data. The scale defaults to 1 to return size data in bytes. To display kilobytes rather than bytes, specify a scale value of 1024.

If you specify a non-integer scale factor, MongoDB uses the integer part of the specified factor. For example, if you specify a scale factor of 1023.999, MongoDB uses 1023 as the scale factor.

Starting in version 4.2, the output includes the scaleFactor used to scale the size values.


The db.stats() method returns a document with statistics reflecting the database system’s state. For an explanation of the output, see Output.


Accuracy after Unexpected Shutdown

After an unclean shutdown of a mongod using the Wired Tiger storage engine, count and size statistics reported by db.stats may be inaccurate.

The amount of drift depends on the number of insert, update, or delete operations performed between the last checkpoint and the unclean shutdown. Checkpoints usually occur every 60 seconds. However, mongod instances running with non-default --syncdelay settings may have more or less frequent checkpoints.

Run validate on each collection on the mongod to restore the correct statistics after an unclean shutdown.


The following example returns various size values in kilobytes:



The scale factor rounds values to whole numbers.