SCP file transfer with mongo db

Posted June 5, 2018 2.2k views
MongoDBUbuntu 16.04

I have an app running on localhost:8080 and I have scp transferred my MongoDB dumped database to my ubuntu server and placed the dir in /var/lib/mongodb file.

My questions are:

Do I have to run mongorestore on this dir?

Also, after binding my droplet IP address what is the uri for mongo supposed to be? mongo//:<droplet ip/>:27017?

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Hello, @Pappie

In order to restore the Mongo database you need to use the mongorestore command, that is correct.

The command will essentially look like this:

sudo mongorestore --db newdb /var/lib/mongodb

You can also check this tutorial for more detailed instructions:

Hope this helps,


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