A simple command will help to import and export collections in mongoDB. Export/Dump Collections in MongoDB: mongodump -d <database_name> -o <directory_backup> The above command will dump all the collections in the defined directory. eg: if your database name is awesome_db and you selected the my_db_backup as backup directory then you need run below command: mongodump -d awesome_db -o my_db_backup If your db has authentication enabled then pass -u <username> -p <press enter> with the above command. Import/Restore Collection in MongoDB: mongorestore -d <database_name> <directory_backup> Similarly this command will restore the collections in the mongodb database. for eg: mongodump -d awesome_db -o my_db_backup pass the authentication -u <username> -p <press enter> if your mongodb has authentiction.