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I have setup mongodb sharded cluster with following topology

  • 3x3 shards (each have 2 replica sets)
  • 1x3 config server replica cluster
  • 2 mongos routers

I want to shutdown whole cluster temporary keeping data integrity intact. I may use this setup later so I do not want to scrap whole setup.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. stop balancing - run sh.stopBalancer() from mongos

  2. shutdown mongos services - run db.shutdownServer() from mongos

  3. shutdown config mongod services - run db.shutdownServer() from config server mongod

  4. shutdown shards mongod services - run db.shutdownServer() from replica set mongod

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  • Thanks for the update. On next cluster start the order would be like start shards mondo servers --> start config mongod servers --> start mongos router. Am i getting this right ? – Ramraj Patel Jun 10 '19 at 6:17
  • The starting order is : Config servers, Shards and then Mongos. – Mani Jun 10 '19 at 16:48
  • thanks Mani.... – Ramraj Patel Jun 11 '19 at 6:23

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