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Compatibility Changes in MongoDB 6.1

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  • Removed Options
  • Time Series Collections
  • Server Parameters
  • No Automatic Chunk Splitting
  • Sharding Metrics Changes


MongoDB 6.1 is a rapid release and is only supported for MongoDB Atlas. MongoDB 6.1 is not supported for use on-premises. For more information, see MongoDB Versioning.

To install the latest MongoDB version supported for on-premises use, MongoDB 6.0, see the MongoDB 6.0 installation instructions.

This page describes changes introduced in MongoDB 6.1 that can affect compatibility with older versions of MongoDB.

Starting in MongoDB 6.1, journaling is always enabled. As a result, MongoDB removes the storage.journal.enabled option and the corresponding --journal and --nojournal command-line options.

You cannot create a view from a time series bucket collection namespace (namely, a collection prefixed with system.buckets).

If you are upgrading to MongoDB 6.1 from a prior version, you must drop all views which are created on system.buckets collections.

Starting in MongoDB 6.1, the default value for coordinateCommitReturnImmediatelyAfterPersistingDecision is false.

Starting in MongoDB 6.1, automatic chunk splitting is not performed. This is because of balancing policy improvements. Auto-splitting commands still exist, but do not perform an operation. For details, see Balancing Policy Changes.

Starting in MongoDB 6.1, the following auto-splitting commands do not perform an operation:

currentOp.opStatus is removed from the resharding metrics in MongoDB 6.1. For a list of new metrics that replace the reporting currentOp.opStatus provided, see the release notes.

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