Merging Sharding Servers: Can I manually consolidate multiple servers into a single server?

Hello MongoDB community,

I have a question regarding sharding servers in MongoDB. I currently have multiple sharding servers in my cluster, but I’m wondering if it’s possible to manually merge them into a single server.

Is there a way to consolidate the data and configuration from multiple sharding servers into a single server? Are there any recommended best practices or tools available for this process?

I understand that sharding is designed to distribute data across multiple servers for scalability and performance reasons. However, due to certain requirements in my environment, I need to explore the possibility of merging these servers into a single unit.

Any insights, suggestions, or guidance on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,
Mohammed Alhanafi

Remove shards until you have one left.

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