You can download the physical backup data of a replica set instance based on the backup time and recover the downloaded backup data in the user-created MongoDB instance.


The instance is a replica set instance.

Background information

After Configure an automatic backup policy, the replica set instance will periodically performs physical backups of the database.

A physical backup is carried out on the hidden secondary node of an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance. Therefore, it does not affect the I/O performance of the primary and secondary nodes. It may take a long time to back up a large amount of data. You need to wait patiently.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the home page, select the region where your instance resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances.
  4. Locate the target instance and click its ID.
  5. In the left-side navigation pane, click Backup and Recovery.
  6. On the backup and Recovery page, locate the target physical backup set to be downloaded, and click > download.


After you download the physical backup file, you can recover AsparaDB for MongoDB physical backup data in a user-created MongoDB instance. For more information, see Restore data of an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance to user-created MongoDB databases by using physical backup.