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Changed in version 6.1.
Disables the balancer in a sharded cluster.
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.
In MongoDB versions earlier than 6.1,
sh.stopBalancer()also disables auto-splitting for the sharded cluster.
This page documents a
mongoshmethod. This is not the documentation for database commands or language-specific drivers, such as Node.js.
For the database command, see the
For MongoDB API drivers, refer to the language-specific MongoDB driver documentation.
For the legacy
mongoshell documentation, refer to the documentation for the corresponding MongoDB Server release:
The method can take the following options:ParameterTypeDescription
Time limit for disabling the balancer.
Defaults to 60000 milliseconds.
intervalintegerThe interval (in milliseconds) at which to check if the balancing round has stopped.
You can only run
sh.stopBalancer()errors if run on
mongoshshell method is a wrapper around the
If a balancing round is in progress, the operation waits for balancing to complete.