MongoDB Backup and Restore single collection


mongodump –db=app_service_release –collection=661744644___users –out=data

mongorestore –db=app_service_release –collection=661744644___users data/app_service_release/661744644___users.bson

TOPIC 1: What is a MongoDB Replication Set?

MongoDB handles replication through an implementation called “replication sets”. Replication sets in their basic form are somewhat similar to nodes in a master-slave configuration. A single primary member is used as the base for applying changes to secondary members.

TOPIC 2: MongoDB Sharding Topology

Sharding is implemented through three separate components. Each part performs a specific function:

  • Config Server: Each production sharding implementation must contain exactly three configuration servers. This is to ensure redundancy and high availability.

Config servers are used to store the metadata that links requested data with the shard that contains it. It organizes the data so that information can be retrieved reliably and consistently.

  • Query Routers: The query routers are the machines that your application actually connects to. These machines are responsible for communicating to the config servers to figure out where the requested data is stored. It then accesses and returns the data from the appropriate shard(s).

Each query router runs the “mongos” command.

  • Shard Servers: Shards are responsible for the actual data storage operations. In production environments, a single shard is usually composed of a replica set instead of a single machine. This is to ensure that data will still be accessible in the event that a primary shard server goes offline.

Implementing replicating sets is outside of the scope of this tutorial, so we will configure our shards to be single machines instead of replica sets. You can easily modify this if you would like to configure replica sets for your own configuration.