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Enables or disables the balancer. Starting in MongoDB 4.2, the method also enables auto-splitting if enabling the balancer and disables auto-splitting if disabling the balancer.
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mongoshmethod. This is not the documentation for database commands or language-specific drivers, such as Node.js.
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:
sh.setBalancerState()method has the following parameter:ParameterTypeDescription
statebooleanSet this to
trueto enable the balancer and
falseto disable it.