Data loss can be devastating for a business. In fact, research shows that 43% of companies who suffer from a major data loss event close permanently as a result. Having a well-planned backup and recovery strategy for your database is key to preventing a potential catastrophic event for your business.
MongoDB understands the perils of data loss and offers a robust set of options for backing up your data on our database. The options are:
- Copying MongoDB’s underlying data files with file systems snapshots. The downside to this method is that it does not support point-in-time recovery for replica sets and is difficult to manage for sharded clusters.
- Backup with mongodump. The mongodump tool reads data from a MongoDB database and creates high fidelity BSON files. The mongorestore tool can populate a MongoDB database with the data from these BSON files. These tools work well for backing up small deployment but have limitations when it comes to backing up larger replica sets or sharded clusters.
- Cloud Manager, the best and easiest way to backup a MongoDB deployment in the cloud. Cloud Manager provides continuous backup and point-in-time restore for MongoDB deployments of any size.
The reason you should turn to Cloud Manager’s comprehensive backup over the other methods include:
- Saves you time by eliminating the need to create custom scripts for backing up your data.
- Lets you rest easy by providing the service of MongoDB engineers who look after your backups 365 days a year.
- Helps you achieve fast data recovery and minimal interruption in case of data loss. Real-time backups, point-in-time restore of replica sets as well as snapshots of your cluster are key features of the tool.
We hope you never experience devastating data loss but in case you do, MongoDB tools such as Cloud Manager makes the process of backup and restoring your data easy.
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