If I've to get something like analogous to SQL statement from rs.status output to print specific value of an attribute in mongoDB -

Something like print health of specific node of a replica set from rs.status.

select health from rs.status where hostname like 'abc:123'

or something to print lagtime of a specific secondary replica node with respect to Primary node using :

print lagtime from rs.printSlaveReplicationInfo() where hostname like 'abc:123'

what would be the simple query or JS to run against a replica set connection string ?

  • Simply rs.printSlaveReplicationInfo() Jul 19, 2021 at 12:12
  • but instead of printing everything with command rs.printSlaveReplicationInfo(). I would like to capture only specific key value like for health either 1 or 0 and assign that value to a variable in Linux shell. Is there any simplest way.
    – unknown
    Jul 19, 2021 at 16:04

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A one-liner would be this one:

mongo "mongodb://username:password@localhost:27018/admin?authSource=admin" --quiet --norc --eval "rs.status().members.filter( x => x.name == db.hello().me ).shift().health"

Function db.hello().me returns the server+port you are currently connected to. Replace this expression if you like to query other server in this replica set.

  • Getting an error : db.hello() 2021-07-20T04:49:24.093+0000 E QUERY [js] TypeError: db.hello is not a function :
    – unknown
    Jul 20, 2021 at 4:51
  • db.hello() New in version 5.0: (and 4.4.2, 4.2.10, 4.0.21, and 3.6.21). As per - docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/method/db.hello
    – unknown
    Jul 20, 2021 at 4:57
  • If you use an older mongoDB version try db.hostInfo().system.hostname Jul 20, 2021 at 5:48
  • db.hostInfo().system.hostname works for me.
    – unknown
    Jul 20, 2021 at 9:07

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