How to restore a MongoDB backup?

I’ve just made backup of my StackStorm MongoDB database and created a new StackStorm in a new machine. How can I restore this download? I didn’t found in StackStorm documentation.

How did you create a backup?

Did you backup / copy the underlying data files or did you use mongodump?

mongodump approach is preferred since it results in a consistent backup (which may not be the case if you just copy the underlying data files without making sure all the MongoDB in memory data has been flushed to disk and database process has been gracefully stopped).

If you used mongodump CLI utility, you can use mongorestore utility to restore the backup -