by Scott, Revised on September 1, 2015 (DatabasesOpen Source)

Note: My current plan would be to stop using this db, but that will take awhile.

MongoDB is one of the most popular of the NoSQL databases.

Import Export Tools

Dump all, dump all on host, dump a db, dump a collection in a db (dumps to a directory called dump):

mongodump --host
mongodump --db mydb
mongodump --db mydb --collection mycollection

Restore all, restore a db but first drop collections:

mongorestore -d db_name --drop dump/db_name

User Administration

User administration has changed for version 2.6. Create users in the database that you want to store the user information within by using the db.createUser() command. You can view the users stored in a database with "show users." The actual data is stored in the admin database system.users collection rather than in the system.users collection of the db it is created under.

db.createUser({ user: "name", pwd: "password", roles: [{ role: "readWrite", db: "db_name" }] })


Command line history for the mongo client ~.dbshell.

Experience a journal file corruption. This link helped.

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