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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
     
  • Create a dump from a specific instance; host, user, password and database will be defined in the connection string:
     
    mongodump --uri {{connection_string}}

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