com.mongodb.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException: Command failed with error 11600 (InterruptedAtShutdown)

we have a 6 Shards Cluster with 3 routers and 1 config replica set, we started getting below error when connecting from Routers, couldnt find any specific issue related to the cluster, i can see cluster available up and running, and issue seems intermittent

com.mongodb.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException: Command failed with error 11600 (InterruptedAtShutdown): ‘interrupted at shutdown’ on server XXX:XXX. The full response is {​​​​​​​"ok": 0.0, “errmsg”: “interrupted at shutdown”, “code”: 11600, “codeName”: “InterruptedAtShutdown”, “operationTime”: {​​​​​​​"$timestamp": {​​​​​​​"t": 88608, “i”: 2}​​​​​​​}​​​​​​​, “$clusterTime”: {​​​​​​​"clusterTime": {​​​​​​​"$timestamp": {​​​​​​​"t": 88608, “i”: 2}​​​​​​​}​​​​​​​, “signature”: {​​​​​​​"hash": {​​​​​​​"$binary": {​​​​​​​"base64": “XXXXXXXXXXXX”, “subType”: “00”}​​​​​​​}​​​​​​​, “keyId”: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX}​​​​​​​}​​​​​​​}​​​​​​​ at com.mongodb.internal.connection.ProtocolHelper.createSpecialException( ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at com.mongodb.internal.connection.ProtocolHelper.getCommandFailureException( ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at com.mongodb.internal.connection.InternalStreamConnection.receiveCommandMessageResponse( ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at com.mongodb.internal.connection.InternalStreamConnection.receive( ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at com.mongodb.internal.connection.DefaultServerMonitor$ServerMonitorRunnable.lookupServerDescription( ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at com.mongodb.internal.connection.DefaultServerMonitor$ ~[mongodb-driver-core-4.1.1.jar:na] at [na:1.8.0_191]

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Hi @Bhaskar_Avisha

First of all, welcome to MongoDB Community Forum… :slightly_smiling_face:

I believe error 11600 means that the client is trying to do an operation on a server that is shutting down.

So, if you provide the driver with a connection URI that specifies a replica set, the driver should reconnect to the new primary as soon as it’s available. See Connection String URI Format, specifically the replica set option section.

I hope it works for you.
Let us know if it or still persists.

In case of any doubts please feel free to reach out.


Thanks @Kushagra_Kesav

I am getting this error , when application is connecting through mongos , this is not a direct connection to replica set.

Hi @Bhaskar_Avisha,

As far as I can tell, the com.mongodb.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException is a possible error that happens when you’re connected to a replica set. From the linked page:

An exception indicating that the server is a member of a replica set but is in recovery mode, and therefore refused to execute the operation. This can happen when a server is starting up and trying to join the replica set.

However I don’t think there’s enough information here to determine what’s going on. Could you post more details:

  1. What is your MongoDB version
  2. What is your Java driver version
  3. What is the connection string you used in your Java app (as mentioned by @Kushagra_Kesav)
  4. Typically, when does this error happen? Can you determine a pattern to it? For example, do you see this error when there’s a maintenance, network interruptions, high load, etc. ?
  5. How about if you try connecting to the mongos using some other method, e.g. the mongo shell, a driver from another language (Python, Node, etc.) do you still see the same error, or does it only happen with the Java driver?

Best regards,


Hi @Bhaskar_Avisha, have you got your issue resolved?
We’re facing a similar problem, our client application keeps loosing the connection to the Atlas cluster and since we are using tailable cursors, our app has to restart upon each interruption which is highly annoying.
The client connects to the cluster via ‘mongodb+srv://’ URL

 Jan 10 23:20:10 ip-***.eu-west-1.compute.internal  [cluster-ClusterId{value='61dc9f7a153a5d03282359a1', description='null'}] WARN  c.g.r.c.config.MongoDbConfiguration: MongoDB serverHeartbeatFailed: ServerHeartbeatFailedEvent{connectionId=connectionId{localValue:12, serverValue:269}, elapsedTimeNanos=950823445, awaited=true, throwable=com.mongodb.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException: Command failed with error 11600 (InterruptedAtShutdown): 'interrupted at shutdown' on server *** The full response is {"operationTime": {"$timestamp": {"t": 1641853208, "i": 11}}, "ok": 0.0, "errmsg": "interrupted at shutdown", "code": 11600, "codeName": "InterruptedAtShutdown", "$clusterTime": {"clusterTime": {"$timestamp": {"t": 1641853208, "i": 15}}, "signature": {"hash": {"$binary": {"base64": "5cTlPKELM4icjdNscfA1g85B75s=", "subType": "00"}}, "keyId": 7006031879656701953}}}} com.mongodb.event.ServerHeartbeatFailedEvent@583a7488
Jan 10 23:20:10 ip-***.eu-west-1.compute.internal Query failed with error code 11600 and error message 'interrupted at shutdown' on server; nested exception is com.mongodb.MongoQueryException: Query failed with error code 11600 and error message 'interrupted at shutdown' on server ***
 	at reactor.core.publisher.Flux.lambda$onErrorMap$28(
 	at reactor.core.publisher.FluxOnErrorResume$ResumeSubscriber.onError(

Hi, everyone!
We also encountered this problem while upgrading our MongoDB shard cluster from 4.0.12 to 4.2.17.
During the upgrade we were observing this kind of error messages in our logs

Code: 11600;
CodeName: InterruptedAtShutdown;
Command: { "getMore" : NumberLong("9001353061637322596"), "collection" : "some.collection" };
ErrorMessage: interrupted at shutdown;
Result: { "ok" : 0.0, "errmsg" : "interrupted at shutdown", "code" : 11600, "codeName" : "InterruptedAtShutdown" };
ConnectionId: { ServerId : { ClusterId : 1, EndPoint : "Unspecified/" }, LocalValue : 290 };
ErrorLabels: System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.String]

MongoDB.Driver.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException: Server returned node is recovering error (code = 11600, codeName = "InterruptedAtShutdown").
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.WireProtocol.CommandUsingCommandMessageWireProtocol`1.ProcessResponse(ConnectionId connectionId, CommandMessage responseMessage)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.WireProtocol.CommandUsingCommandMessageWireProtocol`1.Execute(IConnection connection, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.WireProtocol.CommandWireProtocol`1.Execute(IConnection connection, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Servers.Server.ServerChannel.ExecuteProtocol[TResult](IWireProtocol`1 protocol, ICoreSession session, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Servers.Server.ServerChannel.Command[TResult](ICoreSession session, ReadPreference readPreference, DatabaseNamespace databaseNamespace, BsonDocument command, IEnumerable`1 commandPayloads, IElementNameValidator commandValidator, BsonDocument additionalOptions, Action`1 postWriteAction, CommandResponseHandling responseHandling, IBsonSerializer`1 resultSerializer, MessageEncoderSettings messageEncoderSettings, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.AsyncCursor`1.ExecuteGetMoreCommand(IChannelHandle channel, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.AsyncCursor`1.GetNextBatch(CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.AsyncCursor`1.MoveNext(CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.IAsyncCursorExtensions.ToList[TDocument](IAsyncCursor`1 source, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.IAsyncCursorSourceExtensions.ToList[TDocument](IAsyncCursorSource`1 source, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
Code: 11600;
CodeName: InterruptedAtShutdown;
Command: { "find" : "some.collection", "filter" : {somefilter} };
ErrorMessage: Encountered non-retryable error during query :: caused by :: interrupted at shutdown;
Result: { "ok" : 0.0, "errmsg" : "Encountered non-retryable error during query :: caused by :: interrupted at shutdown", "code" : 11600, "codeName" : "InterruptedAtShutdown", "operationTime" : Timestamp(1642587846, 583), "$clusterTime" : { "clusterTime" : Timestamp(1642587850, 1385), "signature" : { "some signature"  } } };
ConnectionId: { ServerId : { ClusterId : 2, EndPoint : "Unspecified/" }, LocalValue : 4228 };
ErrorLabels: System.Collections.Generic.List`1[System.String]

MongoDB.Driver.MongoNodeIsRecoveringException: Server returned node is recovering error (code = 11600, codeName = "InterruptedAtShutdown").
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.RetryableReadOperationExecutor.ExecuteAsync[TResult](IRetryableReadOperation`1 operation, RetryableReadContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.ReadCommandOperation`1.ExecuteAsync(RetryableReadContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.FindCommandOperation`1.ExecuteAsync(RetryableReadContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.FindOperation`1.ExecuteAsync(RetryableReadContext context, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.FindOperation`1.ExecuteAsync(IReadBinding binding, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.OperationExecutor.ExecuteReadOperationAsync[TResult](IReadBinding binding, IReadOperation`1 operation, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.MongoCollectionImpl`1.ExecuteReadOperationAsync[TResult](IClientSessionHandle session, IReadOperation`1 operation, ReadPreference readPreference, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.MongoCollectionImpl`1.UsingImplicitSessionAsync[TResult](Func`2 funcAsync, CancellationToken cancellationToken)

(I edited out the collection names, filters, signature, and router names.)

The upgrade process was as follows:

  1. Stop one of the secondary replica set members by issuing the command systemctl stop mongod or systemctl stop mongos.
  2. Upgrade the MongoDB packages to 4.2.17.
  3. Start the mongod or mongos processes.
  4. After upgrading all the secondaries, change the primary and perform steps 1-3.

As we observed, the aforementioned errors were showing up right after stopping the process. And also we saw the errors while connecting with ReadPreference = Primary and ReadPreference = SecondaryPreferred.

To answer @kevinadi questions:

  1. 4.0.12 before the upgrade.
  2. 2.11.4 (we’re using the C# MongoDB driver).
  3. Here’s our C# driver settings:
			var settings = new MongoClientSettings
				Servers = "{router names}",
				ConnectionMode = ConnectionMode.Automatic,
				MaxConnectionIdleTime = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(10),
				MaxConnectionLifeTime = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(30),
				MaxConnectionPoolSize = 100,
				MinConnectionPoolSize = 1,
				ReadPreference = ReadPreference.Primary, // and could be SecondaryPreferred
				SocketTimeout = TimeSpan.Zero,
				WaitQueueTimeout = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(2),
				WriteConcern = WriteConcern.W1,
				ConnectTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(15),
				ReadConcern = ReadConcern.Default,
				ServerSelectionTimeout = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(15),

  1. It was happening while we were shutting down the servers during the upgrade process as mentioned before.
  2. We didn’t come across any errors like those while using the mongo shell.

What we want to know is how to upgrade a MongoDB shard cluster more flawlessly. Any advice is really appreciated.