Mon, Apr 15, 2013
There are two ways to go about backing up a MongoDB database - either taking a snapshot of the underling filesystem or taking a binary dump of the database. For various reasons we needed to go the binary dump route. We use AWS so the logical place to store the dump was in a dedicated S3 bucket. But how to get it there easily? I’ve used S3fuse in the past and that seemed like a decent option.