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mongodump

Utility to export the contents of a MongoDB instance. More information: https://docs.mongodb.com/database-tools/mongodump/.

  • Create a dump of all databases (this will place the files inside a directory called "dump"):

mongodump

  • Specify an output location for the dump:

mongodump --out {{path/to/directory}}

  • Create a dump of a given database:

mongodump --db {{database_name}}

  • Create a dump of a given collection within a given database:

mongodump --collection {{collection_name}} --db {{database_name}}

  • Connect to a given host running on a given port, and create a dump:

mongodump --host {{host}} --port {{port}}

  • Create a dump of a given database with a given username; user will be prompted for password:

mongodump --username {{username}} {{database}} --password