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Percona Distribution for MongoDB 4.4.16 (2022-08-30)

Release date August 30, 2022
Installation Install Percona Distribution for MongoDB


Take caution when upgrading from earlier versions of v4.4.x to later versions of 4.4 or on to v5.0. See SERVER-68511 for more details.

Percona Distribution for MongoDB is a freely available MongoDB database alternative, giving you a single solution that combines enterprise components from the open source community, designed and tested to work together. The aim of Percona Distribution for MongoDB is to enable you to run and operate your MongoDB efficiently with the data being consistently backed up.

Percona Distribution for MongoDB includes the following components:

  • Percona Server for MongoDB is a fully compatible source-available, drop-in replacement for MongoDB.

  • Percona Backup for MongoDB is a distributed, low-impact solution for achieving consistent backups of MongoDB sharded clusters and replica sets.

This release of Percona Distribution for MongoDB is based on Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.16-16 and Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.8.1.

Release Highlights

This release of Percona Distribution for MongoDB includes improvements and bug fixes, provided by MongoDB and included in Percona Server for MongoDB. The most notable from them are the following:

  • Fixed the server crash with the CLOCK_REALTIME set to forward by making the linearizable reads robust to primary catch-up and simultaneous stepdown.

  • Improved handling of large/NaN (Not a Number) values for text index version.

  • Improved handling of large/NaN (Not a Number) values for geo index version.

  • Fixed the issue with bad projection created during dependency analysis due to string order assumption. It resulted in the PathCollision error. The issue is fixed by improving dependency analysis for projections by folding dependencies into ancestor dependencies where possible.

  • Fixed the wrong key/value returning during search near when the key doesn’t exist.

  • Adjusted the functioning of the range-deleter to prevent the balancer from getting blocked, hung, or ranges being scheduled behind other ranges.

  • Fixed failed chunk migrations that could lead to recipient shard having different config.transactions records between primaries and secondaries - inconsistent data.

  • Avoided server hang in chunk migration when a step-down occurs.

Percona Backup for MongoDB 1.8.1 improvements include the following:

  • Fixed the restore failure on a different cluster. Now the UUID of users and system collections are not preserved when replaying the oplog.

  • The Point-in-Time recovery chunks display is now consistent in both pbm status and pbm list outputs

Packaging Notes

Debian 9 (“Stretch”) is no longer supported.

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Last update: January 3, 2023
Created: December 9, 2022