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Restore a Cluster


This feature is not available for Free Tier clusters. For more information, see Atlas M0 (Free Tier) Limitations.

Atlas lets you restore data from a scheduled snapshot or from a selected point between snapshots. For replica sets, you can restore from selected points in time. For sharded clusters you can restore from checkpoints between snapshots. For information on backup, Back Up a Cluster.

Restore a Cluster

To restore a cluster, go to Backup view. In the Overview, hover over the Status field of the cluster backup to display the Restore button. Click the Restore button or click the ellipsis button under Options and select Restore.

Follow the prompts to restore your cluster. You may choose to:

  • Download your backup data via HTTPS and restore manually.

    - or -

  • Have Atlas restore to a selected cluster. Atlas can only restore to a cluster of the same type (i.e. replica set to replica set or sharded cluster to sharded cluster) within the group. The restore process requires downtime for the target cluster.