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Import data from another installation



  • I intend to import data from existing RocketChat installation in another server to my Cloudron's RocketChat instance. The preferred way is to use mongodump command to export the data, and mongorestore to restore that data to a new server.

    I don't find a way to import the database backup to the mongo instance. There's a Upload to /tmp option in the console for RocketChat, but I need to upload the database dump to the mongodb container.

    How can I import the existing database to my Cloudron RocketChat instance?


  • Staff

    @nj After you upload the file, you can run the command env | grep CLOUDRON_MONGO in the terminal. This will give you the credentials to access the mongodb container from the app. Is that what you are looking for? I assume it's just a matter of running mongorestore command with the credentials and the dump file after that.



  • Where do I run the mongorestore command from? The RocketChat instance does not have mongorestore available. I cannot access the shell of Cloudron's mongo addon instance to upload the dump & run the mongorestore command.


  • Staff

    @nj Indeed, this is a bug in the package. It seems we forgot the mongo-tools package in the latest image 2.0.0. I will push an update shortly.


  • Staff

    @nj I have pushed an update, can you please check?



  • So quick! It works, thanks! @girish!