Copying a DatabaseΒΆ

To copy a database within a single mongod process, or between mongod servers, simply connect to the target mongod and use the command() method:

>>> from pymongo import MongoClient
>>> client = MongoClient('target.example.com')
>>> client.admin.command('copydb',
                         fromdb='source_db_name',
                         todb='target_db_name')

To copy from a different mongod server that is not password-protected:

>>> client.admin.command('copydb',
                         fromdb='source_db_name',
                         todb='target_db_name',
                         fromhost='source.example.com')

If the target server is password-protected, authenticate to the “admin” database first:

>>> client.admin.authenticate('administrator', 'pwd')
True
>>> client.admin.command('copydb',
                         fromdb='source_db_name',
                         todb='target_db_name',
                         fromhost='source.example.com')

See the authentication examples.

If the source server is password-protected, use the copyDatabase function in the mongo shell.

Versions of PyMongo before 3.0 included a copy_database helper method, but it has been removed.

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