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MongoDB shell export entire database

MongoDB shell export entire database


In MongoDB I'm attempting to set up an automated backup of all of the databases that Mongo is holding, my current script base is something along the lines of

mongodump -u username -p password -o backup/(date)

Where i have (date) I'm looking to have it be dumped into a folder with the date of the backup e.g. 2013-02-06

I'm wanting this to happen either through a chron job or a .sh script.

Problem courtesy of: PhazingAzrael


If this is a *nix shell script you could write:

mongodump -u _username_ -p _password_ -o backup/$(date +%Y-%m-%d) 

or alternately:

DT=$(/bin/date +%Y-%m-%d)
mongodump -u _username_ -p _password_ -o backup/$DT

this will create a directory YYYY-MM-DD under backup. You'd then likely want to tar the directory up using something like:

tar -czf mongod-backup-$DT.tar backup/$DT
Solution courtesy of: epc


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