How to export/import Server Configuration

Note: This can now be done directly from the OpenHIM console which may be easier. See here.


Follow the below steps to export and import the server metadata configuration. By default, the Users, Channels, Clients, ContactGroups and Mediators collections will be exported. Copy the file to a folder where you wish your export to be saved. Run the shell scrip by executing the following command: ./

Your exported collections should be located in the folder structure ‘/dump/openhim/’.


To import you data successfully ensure that you are in the correct folder where the dump files are located. Execute the below command to import your collections. mongorestore --db openhim dump/openhim

NB! if you have changed your database name, then do so for the export/import as well. NB! Please ensure that you stop the server before exporting and importing.