Cloning / restoring / migrating MongoDB with mongodump
There is an easy way to migrate MongoDB database between different hosts. Sometimes we might need it for example in case of:
- moving db from local database to the remote
- creating a backup copy of the db “freezing” all the content we have to be able to restore at some time
- getting the production db and moving to local server for some testing, development, etc..
And any other possible case you might think about.
With mongodump it’s only 2 simple steps.
First you will need to install mongodump for your platform: https://www.mongodb.com/docs/database-tools/mongodump/
Then first step is to create the dump:
'URLOFMONGO' is URL you are using to connect your app to MongoDB -- either local like let's say
mongodb://127.0.0.1/ourDatabase or remote like
It will save the dump — the whole content of your database — in the
dumpfolder in the current folder from there the command was executed.
dump folder you would see the folder with the name of the DB - it's the one you would like to use to restore.
mongorestore --uri='URL_OF_MONGODB' -d NAME_OF_DB_TO_PUT_DATA_INTO FOLDER_WITH_DUMP
mongorestore --uri='mongodb://127.0.0.1' -d winemind dump/Winemind
Now we moved data from remote DB called
Winemind to localhost DB named
The end :)