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MongoDB Cookbook by Amol Nayak

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Managing backups in the MMS backup service

In the previous recipe, we learned how to set up the MMS backup service and a simple one-member replica set was set up for backup. Though a single member replica set makes no sense at all, it was needed, as a standalone instance cannot be set up for backup in MMS. In this recipe, we dive deeper and look at the operations we can perform on the server that is set up for backup, such as starting, stopping, or terminating a backup; managing exclusion lists; managing backup snapshots; and retaining and restoring to point-in-time data.

Getting ready

The previous recipe is all that is needed to be followed for this recipe. The necessary setup described in it is expected to be done, as we are going to use the same ...

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