Cannot use commands write mode error, Degrading to compatibility mode

I just play with mongo shell and came across with Cannot use commands write mode, degrading to compatibility mode.

I connected to remote mongo server (mongolab) and tried to insert new record to collection by my simple script:

// script.js
db = connect(host + ":" + port +"/" + dbName);
db.auth(username, password);

db.test2.insert({ item: "card", qty: 15 });

I run script by mongo script.js and got:

MongoDB shell version: 2.6.3
connecting to: test
connecting to:
Cannot use commands write mode, degrading to compatibility mode

What is wrong? Additionally when I executed similar query after connected via mongo -u <dbuser> -p <dbpassword> everything is OK.


You are using a shell that's newer than the server it's communicating with.

You can check the server version from the shell via db.version() - to check shell version you use version()

Starting with 2.6 the mongod server started using new write commands which are different than the previously use insert/update/remove op code (this is all described in the MongoDB Wire Protocol).

This is a harmless "informational" warning. It's a good idea to use the same version shell as the server to avoid wondering about such things though.

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