Convert Standalone to Replica Set with Automation



While standalone MongoDB instances are useful for quick tests and development, they are not recommended for production systems. Also, Cloud Manager Backup does not support standalone systems, so if you want a cloud backup of your data, you’re going to need a replica set.

We are proud to announce conversion from standalone to replica set as part of Cloud Manager Automation. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Navigate to your Deployment page
  2. Click the “…” menu for your standalone MongoDB process and select “Convert to Replica Set”
  3. Give your replica set a name:
  4. Then Review & Deploy your changes. Cloud Manager will take down your standalone and bring it back up as a single-member replica set!

Once your replica set is created, you can modify it as normal.