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OpenShift Cookbook by Shekhar Gulati

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Performing scheduled MongoDB database backups

In this recipe, you will learn how to perform a scheduled backup of your MongoDB database and upload the backup to Amazon S3.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need an application with a MongoDB cartridge. Refer to the Adding a MongoDB cartridge to your application recipe in this chapter to learn how to install one. Also, you need to have an Amazon AWS account. Go to http://aws.amazon.com/ and sign up for a new account if you don't have one already.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to enable a daily scheduled backup of the MongoDB cartridge:

  1. Go to https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/home and create a new bucket to store your database backups.
  2. Add the cron cartridge to your application ...

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