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Percona Distribution for MongoDB 6.0.14 (2024-03-26)


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 the production release of Percona Server for MongoDB 6.0.14-11 and Percona Backup for MongoDB 2.4.1.


Due to CVE-2024-1351, in all MongoDB versions prior to 4.4.29, the mongod server allows incoming connections to skip peer certificate validation which results in untrusted connections to succeed. This issue occurs when the mongod is started with TLS enabled (net.tls.mode set to allowTLS, preferTLS, or requireTLS) and without a net.tls.CAFile configured. For details, see SERVER-72839.

The issue is fixed upstream in versions 4.4.29, 5.0.25, 6.0.14 and 7.0.6 and in Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.29-28, 5.0.25-22, 6.0.14-11 and 7.0.7-4. Now, configuring MongoDB to use TLS requires specifying the value for the --tlsCAFile flag, the net.tls.CAFileconfiguration option, or the tlsUseSystemCA parameter.

If you are using TLS in your deployment, it is strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest versions of Percona Server for MongoDB.

Release Highlights

  • Fixed the issue with missing peer certificate validation if neither CAFile nor clusterCAFile is provided.
  • Fixed the issue with multi-document transactions missing documents when the movePrimary operation runs concurrently by detecting placement conflicts in multi-document transactions.
  • Allow a clustered index scan in a clustered collection if a notablescan option is enabled.
  • Fixed tracking memory usage in SharedBufferFragment to prevent out of memory issues in the WiredTiger storage engine.
  • Added an index on the process field for the config.locks collection to ensure update operations on it are completed even in heavy loaded deployments.
  • Fixed the incorrect hardware checksum calculation on zSeries for buffers on stack.

Percona Backup for MongoDB 2.4.x enhancements include the following:

  • Ability to delete backup snapshots of a specific type. For example, you can delete only logical backups which you might have created and no longer need. You can also check what exactly will be deleted with the new --dry-run flag. This improvement helps you better meet the organization’s backup policy and improves your experience with cleaning up outdated data.
  • Point-in-time recovery oplog slicing is now running in parallel with backup snapshots. This ensures that you can make a point-in-time recovery to any timestamp from very large backups that take hours to make.
  • Fixed the issue with failing incremental backups. It was caused by the backup metadata document reaching the maximum size limit of 16MB. The issue is fixed by introducing the new approach of handling the metadatada document: it no longer contains the list of backup files which is now stored separately on the storage and is read by PBM on demand. The new metadata handling approach applies to physical, incremental and shapshot-based backups.

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Last update: March 26, 2024
Created: March 26, 2024