dumpstr

mongodumps directly to s3, does not pass go, does not create dump locally and then upload. streams and pipes all the way.

npm install dumpstr
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dumpstr

A node.js package to dump mongodb (mongodump) directly into s3 without filling up your local disk in the process.

NOTE: This is still a work in progress. Please don't rely on it as your only backup option, especially without some decent testing.

NOTE 2: You may need to upgrade your version of mongodump (by upgrading mongo) due to this issue: https://jira.mongodb.org/browse/SERVER-5233

Install

npm install dumpstr

Use

var dump = require('dumpstr').dump;

var now = +new Date(); // gives the current time as a number

dump("MY_MONGO_URI", "mongobackup-" + now, function (err, res) {
  if (err) { throw err; }
  console.log('results: ', res);
});

By default, dumpstr will check for a file in your working directory called "conf.js", which should look something like this.

// This file is called conf.js
module.exports = {
  aws: {
    key: "MY_KEY_IS_HERE"
  , secret: "THIS_IS_SECRET_HERE"
  , bucket: "I_HAS_A_BUCKET"
  }
}

You can also update that path using setConfig.

var md = require('dumpstr')
, dump = md.dump;

md.setConfig("my_config_path/is_better.js");

If you want to keep your configs in environment variables instead (Who could blame you?), go ahead and set these instead. That way you can leave out the config file entirely.

AWS_KEY
AWS_SECRET
AWS_BUCKET
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