These days everyone is used to storing all business data: contacts, contracts, marketing materials, accounting records, etc. in digital format. So it’s natural that every business owner wants to backup their important data. In the case of a hardware or software failure, it’s much easier and cheaper to restore data from a backup than to rebuild it from scratch. Data backup is a very convenient and reliable way to protect your data and to save your business hard-earned competitive position, reputation and even more importantly – continuity.
So let’s discuss how to schedule a MongoDB backup in the Cloud in just a few minutes, without any additional software.
1. Log into your Jelastic account andclick Create environment.
2. As the windowappears pick MongoDB as your database and set the resource limits for it. After that, specify the name of your environment and click Create.
In a few minutes, your environment will appear on the dashboard.
3. Open MongoDB in a web browser, login into the RockMongo admin panel using the credentials, which Jelastic has sent you while creating the environment and then create your new database.
Configure MongoDB backup
1. Click the Config button for the database for further MongoDB backup configuration.
2. Move to the scripts directory and navigate to the backup_script.sh file. Find the next string and set your values:
1. Unzip the backup package you’ve downloaded earlier and navigate to the folder named as the database or the collection you want to restore. Then find the collection bson file in there.
2. Convert the bson file into json format using the next command:
bsondump my.bson > my.json
Note: You need to have MongoDB installed on your local machine. Locate your bson file in the mongodb…/bin folder and run the above command under this directory. The generated json file will be stored in the same folder.
3. Open MongoDB in a web browser and navigate to the database where you want to restore your data or create a new one.
4. Import your json file to the collection where you would like to have it located. And that’s all! Your data has been successfully restored.
As you can see, it’s quite easy to get your MongoDB backup files in the Cloud. Now, all of your data is safe and you can restore and reuse it whenever you need. Enjoy!