The Atlas Live Migration Service can migrate your data from your existing environment — whether it's on AWS, Azure, GCP, your data center, or a third-party database-as-a-service provider — to MongoDB Atlas, the global cloud database for MongoDB, with minimal impact to your app.
Join the thousands of teams that have already migrated to MongoDB Atlas
How It Works
The Live Migration Service is a free service that we host and operate to make it simple to migrate your database to MongoDB Atlas. This service works by making an initial copy of the data from your source database, and watching for any changes so that it stays in sync until you are ready to cut over. During this process, your application can continue to read and write from your source database. When you are ready, change the connection string in your application from your source database to your Atlas cluster, and the migration is complete.
Why change what’s already working?
The Best MongoDB Experience
MongoDB Atlas takes the incredibly satisfying experience you had the first time you downloaded MongoDB on your laptop, and brings it to the cloud. Deploy MongoDB to a pre-configured, production-ready cluster on AWS, Azure or GCP with a few clicks. Load your data. Then as needed, scale your cluster size up or down, turn on backup, add indexes, or make any other change in a fraction of the time it would take to make by hand.
Triggers for Real-Time
Launch triggers in response to changes in the database. These triggers are implemented as functions, meaning they don’t consume database resources and can not only make further database changes, but can also push data to other destinations or even to users – through push notifications, text messages, or emails.
Global Clusters for Low-Latency
At the click of a button, optimize your application experience by placing the most relevant data near local application servers and end users, ensuring low-latency reads and writes anywhere. Choose from 50+ regions supported globally, and MongoDB Atlas will deploy to those regions and implement sophisticated policies to put data near end users based on their location.
Ensure high performance with the Performance Advisor, which monitors your cluster for slow queries and automatically suggests indexes to improve performance. Performance Advisor is always enabled and incurs no performance overhead.
Stability & Security
Clusters are pre-configured according to MongoDB best practices to provide a stable and secure environment. Each cluster is automatically deployed with 3 replicas across multiple availability zones. Authentication and encryption are enabled by default. You can further configure and tune the cluster to meet your requirements and SLAs.
Automated & Fully Managed
MongoDB Atlas takes the administrative tasks of managing MongoDB – like provisioning VMs, taking backups, patching and coordinating rolling upgrades – and makes them available via a GUI or API call. These tasks are automated and implemented based on MongoDB best practices, allowing you to focus on your code instead of ops.
How do I migrate?
Deploy your new cluster
Live migrate the data
Cutover in seconds when ready
The Live Migration Service is a free service that we host and operate to make it simple to migrate your database to MongoDB Atlas.
This service works by making an initial copy of the data from your source database, and watching for any changes so that it stays in sync until you are ready to cut over.
During this process, your application can continue to read and write from your source database.
When you are ready, change the connection string in your application from your source database to your Atlas cluster, and the migration is complete.
Step-by-Step Guides for Migrating Your Database to MongoDB Atlas Using the Live Migration Service
Below are step-by-step guides to walk you through the process of migrating your data to MongoDB Atlas with minimal downtime from any source environment.
Need help with your migration? Engage MongoDB’s consulting team.
MongoDB's consulting team can help you smoothly migrate your self-managed MongoDB deployment to Atlas and maximize your Atlas investment right from the start. Our Atlas Cluster Migration consulting package provides:
Migration Planning and Testing support to ensure an optimal migration approach tailored to your application's requirements and constraints, getting you up and running on Atlas in minimal time
Integration assistance to help your team ensure that your Atlas deployment is fully integrated with existing systems for database management and security
Performance Evaluation and Tuning expertise to optimize the performance, scalability, and efficiency of your Atlas deployment