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sh. disableBalancing ( namespace )

Disables the balancer for the specified sharded collection. This does not affect the balancing of chunks for other sharded collections in the same cluster.


You can only run sh.disableBalancing() on a mongos instance. sh.disableBalancing() errors if run on mongod instance.

The sh.disableBalancing() method has the following parameter:

Parameter Type Description
namespace string The namespace of the collection.

For more information on the balancing process, see Manage Sharded Cluster Balancer and Sharded Cluster Balancer.