Backup taking 2 hours

MongoDB backup using mongodump is taking 2 hours for 110GB. Is there any feasible way I can take the complete backup in less than one hour ?

Please give few suggestions as our production backups are getting impacted because of this.

The backup methods are outlined on:

It has this to say about mongodump:

mongodump and mongorestore are simple and efficient tools for backing up and restoring small MongoDB deployments, but are not ideal for capturing backups of larger systems.

Without investing in MongoDB Cloud Manager or Ops Manager I would suggest using a filesystem snapshot, then transfer that to where you store your backups.


Here is a very good blog post about best practices to backup MongoDB.

Can I get more details about this process of taking backups. Or could you provide any other way so that I can take quick backup and not loose my data for 2 hours.