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Mongo DB Shell Backup

Shell script for backing up Mongo Databases on a given server.
You can have your Mongo Database backed up and compressed in a directory and filename of your choice.

Configuration

At a minimum there are only two lines in the file you will need to edit to make this script work for you. If you server is not on localhost or requires a username and password you will need to correct that information at the top of the file.

Defaults

  • HOST: localhost
  • PORT: 27017
  • USERNAME: blank
  • PASSWORD: blank

Setting Path and File

By default (as the script comes, and if choosen FILE_NAME is empty), the script will generate a file with the current date as the filename.

When the word 'DATE' appears in the backup path or file name it is replaced by the current date. This allows you to put the date the backup was made in the file or a directory itself, very useful for organizing daily backups when running from a cron job.

  • BACKUP_PATH (Line #20): This path is where your backups will be stored (omit trailing slash)
  • FILE_NAME (Line #21): This the filename of the tar file that is generated (tar.gz will be appended)

Examples

# create a file called mongo-db.tar.gz in a directory the current date (daily backups)
BACKUP_PATH="/opt/db-backups/daily/DATE"
FILE_NAME="mongo-db"

# create a file with the date in the filename
BACKUP_PATH="/opt/db-backups"
FILE_NAME="mongodb.DATE" #ex: mongodb.2011-12-19.tar.gz

Script Output

On successfully backup the script will inform you of the filesize and filename of the backup

=> Backing up Mongo Server: localhost:27017
   connected to: localhost:27017
=> Success: 4.6M        mongo-db.tar.gz

Restoring from Backup

Restore a backup using the mongorestore command.

mongorestore [options] [directory or filename to restore from]

Examples
mongorestore /opt/mongo-backups/myawesome_project_production/
mongorestore /opt/mongo-backups/myawesome_project_production/users.bson

For more information, check out the mongoDB site:

http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Import+Export+Tools#ImportExportTools-mongodumpandmongorestore

License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2011 Michael Mottola mikemottola@gmail.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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