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Administration Commands


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Name Description
renameCollection Changes the name of an existing collection.
copydb Copies a database from a remote host to the current host.
dropDatabase Removes the current database.
listCollections Returns a list of collections in the current database.
drop Removes the specified collection from the database.
create Creates a collection and sets collection parameters.
clone Copies a database from a remote host to the current host.
cloneCollection Copies a collection from a remote host to the current host.
cloneCollectionAsCapped Copies a non-capped collection as a new capped collection.
convertToCapped Converts a non-capped collection to a capped collection.
filemd5 Returns the md5 hash for files stored using GridFS.
createIndexes Builds one or more indexes for a collection.
listIndexes Lists all indexes for a collection.
dropIndexes Removes indexes from a collection.
fsync Flushes pending writes to the storage layer and locks the database to allow backups.
clean Internal namespace administration command.
connPoolSync Internal command to flush connection pool.
connectionStatus Reports the authentication state for the current connection.
compact Defragments a collection and rebuilds the indexes.
collMod Add flags to collection to modify the behavior of MongoDB.
reIndex Rebuilds all indexes on a collection.
setParameter Modifies configuration options.
getParameter Retrieves configuration options.
repairDatabase Rebuilds the database and indexes by discarding invalid or corrupt data.
killCursors Kills the specified cursors for a collection.
touch Loads documents and indexes from data storage to memory.
shutdown Shuts down the mongod or mongos process.
logRotate Rotates the MongoDB logs to prevent a single file from taking too much space.
killOp Terminates an operation as specified by the operation ID.
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