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.\" Documentation for the MongoDB dump tool
.TH MONGODUMP "1" "June 2009" "10gen" "Mongo Database"
mongodump \- the Mongo dump tool
\fBmongodump [\fIOPTIONS\fR]\fR
is a tool to output a binary representation of a database. It is mostly used for doing hot backups of a database.
.B \-\-help
show usage information
.B \-h, \-\-host HOST
server to connect to (default HOST=localhost)
.B \-d, \-\-db DATABASE
database to use
.B \-c, \-\-c COLLECTION
collection to use
.B \-o, \-\-out FILE
output file, if not specified, stdout is used
.B \-\-dbpath PATH
directly access mongod data files in this path, instead of connecting to a mongod instance
Copyright 2007\-2009 10gen
For more information, please refer to the MongoDB wiki, available at
Kristina Chodorow
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