Excellent write up by MongoHQ’s Paul Rubin of a data recovery story:
The friend-of-a-friend had not been running MongoDB with us, but had
been running MongoDB at a budget VPS host. Their database on the budget
VPS host had worked fine, until the host had a hardware crash. And as is
all too usual in these stories, their self-hosted platform had no usable
backups less than about six weeks old.
While this story might be helpful, I really wish you’ll never need it; but just in case bookmark it.
Original title and link: A MongoDB data recovery tale ( ©myNoSQL)