dokku-mongo export produces an invalid tar file

Posted June 13, 2018 3.9k views
MongoDB Dokku Ubuntu 16.04

I’m having the same problem as described in this issue on GitHub. The dokku-mongo command to export a dump of the database produces an invalid tar file. Example here:

$ ssh
$ dokku mongo:export database > backup.tar
$ tar -xfv backup.tar
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
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  • My goal is to export the data from dokku-mongo on my staging server and import it into a local instance of mongo running on localhost (OSX). To do that, I believe I need to be able to export a valid .bson file, which is what I’m guessing the .tar from dokku mongo:export should give me.

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I have the same problem
tar file is generated but it is empty …

If anybody can help ;)


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