# Restore a MongoDB Database Backup
This is a quick example of how to restore a MongoDB database dump.
# Step 1
Create a MongoDB backup for sampleDatabase (as an example).
# Step 2
Go to your backup page, under the "Backup History" section click the little "i" on the right, click "Database Backup", then click "Raw Download Link" and copy the output.
# Step 3
On your server, run the following command, replace the raw download link you obtained in the previous step:
wget "PasteTheRawDownloadLinkHereBetweenTheQuotes" -O "mongodb-backup.bin.gz"
# Step 4
Now that you downloaded the database backup on your server, restore it as shown below by running:
mongorestore --gzip --archive=mongodb-backup.bin.gz --nsFrom "sampleDatabase.*" --nsTo "newDbName.*"
Note: You do not need to extract the downloaded backup before you restore it.
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