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Prints a formatted report of the sharding configuration and the information regarding existing chunks in a sharded cluster.

Only use db.printShardingStatus() when connected to a mongos instance.

The db.printShardingStatus() method has the following parameter:

Parameter Type Description
verbose boolean Optional. If true, the method displays details of the document distribution across chunks when you have 20 or more chunks.

See sh.status() for details of the output.


The db.printShardingStatus() in the mongo shell does not return JSON. Use db.printShardingStatus() for manual inspection, and Config Database in scripts.

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