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Restore a Cluster from a Cloud Provider Snapshot

Note

This feature is not available for M0 (Free Tier), M2, and M5 clusters. For more information, see Atlas M0 (Free Tier), M2, and M5 Limitations.

Atlas lets you restore data from a scheduled cloud provider snapshot. For information on cloud provider snapshot backups, see Cloud Provider Snapshots.

For instructions on restoring data from a continuous backup snapshot, see Restore a Cluster from a Continuous Backup Snapshot.

Restore a Cluster

  1. From the Clusters view, click Backup in the left-hand navigation.

    If the Status field for the cluster you want to restore a backup for is Inactive, then Atlas backups are disabled for that cluster and no snapshots are available.

  2. Select a cluster’s snapshot to restore.

    Hover over the Active status of the cluster and click Restore or Download.

    Alternatively, you can click the ... button for the cluster and select the Restore.

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

Download your Snapshot via HTTPS

From the Restore dialog, click Download to retrieve your backup data via HTTPS and restore manually. Atlas generates a one-time use download link that expires within 4 hours.

You must add the IP or CIDR address of the client to your Atlas project whitelist. The Restore prompt displays your Existing IP Whitelist.

If the current project whitelist ranges do not cover the target client IP or CIDR address, click Add or Modify your IP Addresses to make changes to your Atlas project whitelist

Restore your Snapshot to an Atlas Project

Important

The restore process requires downtime for the target cluster.

From the Restore dialog, click Restore to have Atlas restore to a selected cluster. Atlas can only restore to a replica set cluster. The target cluster must run the same or newer version of MongoDB as the snapshot MongoDB version.

You can restore to any Atlas project for which the authenticated Atlas user has the Project Owner role.

Restore your Snapshot to a Cloud Manager Project

Important

The restore process requires downtime for the target cluster.

From the Restore dialog, click Restore to have Atlas restore to a selected Cloud Manager project. Atlas can only restore to a replica set cluster. The target cluster must run the same or newer version of MongoDB as the snapshot MongoDB version.

You can restore to any Cloud Manager project for which the authenticated Atlas user has any of the following roles:

You must add the IP or CIDR addresses of the target Cloud Manager project to your Atlas project whitelist. The Restore prompt displays your Existing IP Whitelist.

If the current project whitelist ranges do not cover the target Cloud Manager project IP or CIDR addresses, click Add or Modify your IP Addresses to make changes to your Atlas project whitelist.