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Backup and Recovery

The following tutorials describe backup and restoration for a mongod instance:

Backup and Restore with Filesystem Snapshots
An outline of procedures for creating MongoDB data set backups using system-level file snapshot tool, such as LVM or native storage appliance tools.
Restore a Replica Set from MongoDB Backups
Describes procedure for restoring a replica set from an archived backup such as a mongodump or MongoDB Cloud Manager Backup file.
Back Up and Restore with MongoDB Tools
Describes a procedure for exporting the contents of a database to either a binary dump or a textual exchange format, and for importing these files into a database.
Backup and Restore Sharded Clusters
Detailed procedures and considerations for backing up sharded clusters and single shards.
Recover a Standalone after an Unexpected Shutdown
Recover data from MongoDB data files that were not properly closed or have an invalid state.