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Migrate data

Whitelist your IP in Moralis

In order to access your MongoDB you need to whitelist your IP address:

Connect directly to the hosted Moralis MongoDB

You can connect to the MongoDB that is hosted on Moralis via different methods:

Using scripts

const { MongoClient } = require('mongodb');

const MONGO_HOST = 'MONGO_HOST_IP_FROM_ADMIN_INTERFACE';
const MONGO_PORT = 'MONGO_HOST_PORT_FROM_ADMIN_INTERFACE';

// Create a new MongoClient
const client = new MongoClient(`mongodb://${MONGO_HOST}:${MONGO_PORT}`);

async function run() {
try {
// Connect the client to the server
await client.connect();
// Establish and verify connection
await client.db('admin').command({ ping: 1 });
console.log('Connected successfully to server');
} finally {
// Ensures that the client will close when you finish/error
await client.close();
}
}
run().catch(console.dir);

After you have established direct access to Mongo DB, you You can do your own dumps for the database.

info

_User table is a particular example of table that starts with _, most of the tables will not start with _

Using Compass

You can use Compass to interact with MongoDB using a tool with an interface.

Now you are connected to the MongoDB that is hosted on Moralis. For reference on how to export data, see https://www.mongodb.com/docs/compass/current/import-export/.

Using mongodump and mongorestore

mongodump and mongorestore are command line tools you can use to perform a full database migration from your hosted server to your self-hosted server.

  1. Install MongoDB Database Tools. You can read the instructions specific to your OS here.
  2. Run the following command to dump your hosted server's database:
mongodump mongodb://ipaddress:port --db=parse

You should have a folder called dump with a folder called parse inside it.

  1. Change the terminal's directory to dump.
  2. Run the following command to migrate the data to your new MongoDB database - this will copy the data from the parse folder to a database called parse (/parse):
mongorestore mongodb+srv://username:password@***.mongodb.net/parse parse

Import data

To import data, you can use the same methods as in the previous step. You can use a script, or connect via Compass, or use mongorestore. The difference is that you will need to provide the DATABASE_URI of your server that you have specified in your .env.