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bsondump: MongoDB BSON Utility

NAME

bsondump - MongoDB BSON Utility

SYNOPSIS

The bsondump converts BSON files into human-readable formats, including JSON. For example, bsondump is useful for reading the output files generated by mongodump.

IMPORTANT: bsondump is a diagnostic tool for inspecting BSON files, not a tool for data ingestion or other application use.

OPTIONS

bsondump
bsondump
--help, -h
Returns information on bsondump options and usage.
--verbose, -v
Increases the amount of internal reporting returned on standard output or in log files. Increase the verbosity with the -v form by including the option multiple times, (e.g. -vvvvv.)
--quiet
Runs bsondump in a quiet mode that attempts to limit the amount of output. This option suppresses:
output from database commands
replication activity
connection accepted events
connection closed events
--version
Returns the bsondump release number.
--objcheck
Validates each BSON object before outputting it in JSON format. By default, bsondump enables --objcheck. For objects with a high degree of sub-document nesting, --objcheck can have a small impact on performance. You can set --noobjcheck to disable object checking.

Changed in version 2.4: MongoDB enables --objcheck by default, to prevent any client from inserting malformed or invalid BSON into a MongoDB database.

--noobjcheck
New in version 2.4.

Disables the default document validation that MongoDB performs on all incoming BSON documents.

--filter <JSON>
Limits the documents that bsondump exports to only those documents that match the JSON document specified as '<JSON>'. Be sure to include the document in single quotes to avoid interaction with your system's shell environment.
--type <=json|=debug>
Changes the operation of bsondump from outputting "JSON" (the default) to a debugging format.
<bsonFilename>
The final argument to bsondump is a document containing BSON. This data is typically generated by bsondump or by MongoDB in a rollback operation.

USE

By default, bsondump outputs data to standard output. To create corresponding JSON files, you will need to use the shell redirect. See the following command:

bsondump collection.bson > collection.json

Use the following command (at the system shell) to produce debugging output for a BSON file:

bsondump --type=debug collection.bson

AUTHOR

MongoDB Documentation Project

COPYRIGHT

2011-2014, MongoDB, Inc.