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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-6961

v2.2 mongodump is incompatible with pre-v2.2 mongorestore

    • Type: Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Done
    • Priority: Icon: Minor - P4 Minor - P4
    • 2.3.1
    • Affects Version/s: 2.2.0
    • Component/s: Tools
    • Labels:
    • Fully Compatible
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      mongodump's file layout is different in v2.2 than in v2.0 in a way that will lead to undesirable results if somebody happens to run a v2.0 mongorestore on a v2.2 mongodump layout. In particular, the new mongodump doesn't produce a system.indexes.bson for each database, and old mongorestore doesn't know what to do with the <collection>.metadata.json, so restoring with an old mongorestore will not retain indexes that existed in the dumped database.

      If we want to call this a regression, then a fix would be to have mongodump additionally create the system.indexes.bson file.

      Alternatively we could call this a documentation bug and update the release notes.

            sverch Shaun Verch
            richard.kreuter Richard Kreuter (Inactive)
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