My old ssd recently broke a bit and I still have a mongodb instance there (I will call it the old instance). Its running a 4.4 Mongodb server and I still need a very important database.
I thought I could basically xcopy the whole directory onto my new ssd but it seems like that my old ssd can’t read the WiredTiger.wt file. Still copied the rest over and tried running that instance but it seems like that only the default databases (admin, local, etc) were shown to me, not the other databases.
I tried running the old instance on the older harddrive but the same problem kept appearing.
One idea I thought of was to understand the WiredTiger format and implement it in some Python Code so I could eventually recover some data but I couldn’t really find any good resources for that format.
It would be really nice if you could help me out.