Josh Elias Josh Elias - 7 months ago 51
Linux Question

Stop Replica Set MongoDB

The command to start a Replica Set in the MongoDB Shell is rs.initiate().

What is the opposite of this command. How do I stop the replica set?

There are commands to reconfigure the set or remove members but no way that I know off to remove the last member and therefore destroy the Replica Set.


It all depends on what your goal is. If you want to reuse the existing mongod as a standalone server rather than a replica set member then the steps to do that would be:

  1. Restart mongod process without --replSet argument.
  2. Drop the local database:

    use local;