Types of MongoDB Backup

What is difference between mongodump & mongoexport, mongorestore & mongoimport?

https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/program/mongodump/
https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/program/mongoexport/
https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/program/mongorestore/
https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/reference/program/mongoimport/

One use JSON (text based) and the BSON (binary based).

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Thank you for your response.

… also an overview of these tools were covered in Chapter 1, Server Tools Overview.

Note that mongoimport and mongoexport are not Backup/Restore tools in the real sense. The backup/restore tools are mongodump and mongorestore. For example, indexes can be rebuilt from a mongodump/mongorestore.

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Yes and that’s very important to note. I should have.

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