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Ops Manager Overview

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  • Automation
  • Monitoring
  • Backup

MongoDB Ops Manager can automate, monitor, and back up your MongoDB infrastructure.

Ops Manager Automation enables you to configure and maintain MongoDB nodes and clusters.

"Automation coordinates MongoDB instances running in a public cloud, in your private data center, or on your local system."

MongoDB Agents using Automation on each MongoDB host can maintain your MongoDB deployments. You can install the MongoDB Agent. Automation can add hosts and deploy and upgrade new or existing clusters.

Ops Manager Monitoring provides real-time reporting, visualization, and alerting on key database and hardware indicators.

When you activate Monitoring on a MongoDB host, Monitoring collects statistics from the nodes in your MongoDB deployment. The Agent transmits database statistics back to Ops Manager to report deployment status in real time. You can set alerts on indicators you choose.

Ops Manager Backup provides scheduled snapshots and point-in-time recovery of your MongoDB replica sets and sharded clusters.

When you activate Backup for a MongoDB deployment, Backup takes snapshots of data from the MongoDB processes you have specified.


Only sharded clusters or replica sets can be backed up. To back up a standalone mongod process, you must convert it to a single-member replica set.

Backups rely upon the MongoDB version compatibility of your database. This Feature Compatibility Version ranges from the current version to one version earlier. For MongoDB 4.2, the FCV can be 4.0 or 4.2.

The backup process works in this manner regardless of how snapshots are stored.

Backup uses a MongoDB instance version equal to or greater than the version of the replica set it backs up.

Backup takes and stores snapshots based on a user-defined snapshot retention policy. Sharded cluster snapshots temporarily stop the balancer. The snapshots then can insert a marker token into all shards and config servers in the cluster. Ops Manager takes a snapshot when the marker tokens appear in the snapshot data.

To learn more about how to configure backups, see Backup Configuration Options.

Backup can restore data from a complete scheduled snapshot or from a selected point between snapshots.

When you restore from a snapshot, Ops Manager reads directly from the snapshot storage. You can restore the snapshot:

  • To another cluster.

  • To download the snapshot files from an HTTPS link.

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