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Returns a document that provides an overview of the database process's state.

This command provides a wrapper around the database command serverStatus.

This method is available in deployments hosted in the following environments:

  • MongoDB Atlas: The fully managed service for MongoDB deployments in the cloud


This command is supported in all MongoDB Atlas clusters. For information on all commands, see Unsupported Commands.

By default, db.serverStatus() excludes in its output:

To include fields that are excluded by default, specify the top-level field and set it to 1 in the command. To exclude fields that are included by default, specify the field and set to 0. You can specify either top-level or embedded fields.

For example, the following operation suppresses the repl, metrics and locks information in the output.

db.serverStatus( { repl: 0, metrics: 0, locks: 0 } )

The following example includes all repl information in the output:

db.serverStatus( { repl: 1 } )

The statistics reported by db.serverStatus() are reset when the mongod server is restarted. The db.serverStatus() command does not report some statistics until they have been initialized by server events.

For example, after restarting the mongod server, db.serverStatus() won't return any values for findAndModify.

// No results returned

After you run an update query, subsequent calls to db.serverStatus() display the expected metrics.

"arrayFilters" : NumberLong(0),
"failed" : NumberLong(0),
"pipeline" : NumberLong(0),
"total" : NumberLong(1)


The db.serverStatus() method returns an error if a specific object is queried before the counters have begun to increment.

If there haven't been any document updates yet:



TypeError: db.serverStatus(...).metrics.commands.update is undefined :

By default, the mirroredReads information is not included in the output. To return mirroredReads information, you must explicitly specify the inclusion:

db.serverStatus( { mirroredReads: 1 } )

See serverStatus Output for complete documentation of the output of this function.

← db.serverCmdLineOpts()