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Mongoose autoReconnect option

Mongoose autoReconnect option


I'm trying to set up the MongoDB auto reconnection feature via Mongoose. Every way that I have tried to pass the option has had no effect, or at least the reconnected event isn't being emitted.

What I've tried:

mongoose.createConnection("mongodb://localhost:27017/test", { auto_reconnect: true });
mongoose.createConnection("mongodb://localhost:27017/test", { autoReconnect: true });
mongoose.createConnection("mongodb://localhost:27017/test", { server: { auto_reconnect: true } });
mongoose.createConnection("mongodb://localhost:27017/test", { server: { autoReconnect: true } });

If one of these is correct, the reconnected event should be triggered and a message should be logged in the console, however this never happens.

If there is a delay before the reconnection, does anyone know how to configure it?

Thanks in advance

For anyone looking into this, take a look at this and this issue in mongoose repository.

Problem courtesy of: gustavohenke


I had the same question as you, and robertklep's solution didn't work for me either. I found when MongoDB service is stopped, an error event is triggered, but the connection.readyState is still 1 (connected). That may be why it didn't auto reconnect.

This is what I have now:

  var db = mongoose.connection;

  db.on('connecting', function() {
    console.log('connecting to MongoDB...');

  db.on('error', function(error) {
    console.error('Error in MongoDb connection: ' + error);
  db.on('connected', function() {
    console.log('MongoDB connected!');
  db.once('open', function() {
    console.log('MongoDB connection opened!');
  db.on('reconnected', function () {
    console.log('MongoDB reconnected!');
  db.on('disconnected', function() {
    console.log('MongoDB disconnected!');
    mongoose.connect(dbURI, {server:{auto_reconnect:true}});
  mongoose.connect(dbURI, {server:{auto_reconnect:true}});
Solution courtesy of: Clive


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