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Administration Commands


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Name Description
clean Internal namespace administration command.
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.
collMod Add options to a collection or modify a view definition.
compact Defragments a collection and rebuilds the indexes.
connPoolSync Internal command to flush connection pool.
convertToCapped Converts a non-capped collection to a capped collection.
copydb Copies a database from a remote host to the current host.
create Creates a collection or a view.
createIndexes Builds one or more indexes for a collection.
currentOp Returns a document that contains information on in-progress operations for the database instance.
drop Removes the specified collection from the database.
dropDatabase Removes the current database.
dropIndexes Removes indexes from a collection.
filemd5 Returns the md5 hash for files stored using GridFS.
fsync Flushes pending writes to the storage layer and locks the database to allow backups.
fsyncUnlock Unlocks one fsync lock.
getParameter Retrieves configuration options.
killCursors Kills the specified cursors for a collection.
killOp Terminates an operation as specified by the operation ID.
listCollections Returns a list of collections in the current database.
listIndexes Lists all indexes for a collection.
logRotate Rotates the MongoDB logs to prevent a single file from taking too much space.
reIndex Rebuilds all indexes on a collection.
renameCollection Changes the name of an existing collection.
repairDatabase Rebuilds the database and indexes by discarding invalid or corrupt data.
setFeatureCompatibilityVersion Enables or disables MongoDB 3.4 features that persist data that are backwards-incompatible with MongoDB 3.2.
setParameter Modifies configuration options.
shutdown Shuts down the mongod or mongos process.
touch Loads documents and indexes from data storage to memory.
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