Trying Couchbase just got even easier, you can now import your MongoDB data and indexes into Couchbase seamlessly. Whether you prefer working directly from the command line, or within your favorite IDE, our various new offerings—cbmigrate CLI, Couchbase VSCode Extension, and Couchbase JetBrains Plugin—are flexible, efficient, and easy-to-use tools for MongoDB migration.

Introducing Couchbase-to-MongoDB Migration Tools

Our toolkit comprises three core components, each tailored to different development environments and user preferences.

CLI Tool (cbmigrate)

For those who prefer the command line, cbmigrate offers a robust and efficient way to migrate your MongoDB data to Couchbase. It comes packed with features such as custom key generation (exclusive to the CLI plugin), batch processing, and secure SSL connections.

Key Features:

    • Custom Key Generation: Generate unique keys for your Couchbase documents using static text, field values, and patterns like UUIDs (CLI-exclusive).
    • Secure Migration: Supports SSL encryption and client certificate authentication for secure data transfer.
    • Flexibility: Offers detailed command flags to tailor the migration process to your specific needs.


To begin with CLI, here’s a basic command template:

Basic Migration Command


For more usage examples see the documentation for the utility in GitHub.


Couchbase VSCode Extension

If you’re a fan of coding in VSCode, our Couchbase extension allows you to initiate and manage your database migrations without leaving your IDE.

Key Features:

    • Integrated Migration: Perform migrations directly within VSCode, streamlining your development workflow.
    • User-Friendly Interface: Utilize the graphical interface to configure and monitor your data migration processes easily.

For more information, refer to the VSCode-Couchbase extension documentation on GitHub.

JetBrains IDE Plugin

JetBrains users aren’t left out—the Couchbase plugin for JetBrains IDEs provides a seamless migration experience with the robustness you expect from JetBrains tools.

Key Features:

    • Seamless Integration: Migrate your MongoDB data to Couchbase directly within your preferred JetBrains IDE.
    • Efficient Workflow: Access all necessary migration functionalities within the familiar JetBrains interface.

For more information, refer to the Couchbase-JetBrains plugin project in GitHub.



Posted by Shyam Rajamannar, Senior Software Engineer

Posted by Denis Rosa, Developer Advocate, Couchbase

Denis Rosa is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase and lives in Munich - Germany. He has a solid experience as a software engineer and speaks fluently Java, Python, Scala and Javascript. Denis likes to write about search, Big Data, AI, Microservices and everything else that would help developers to make a beautiful, faster, stable and scalable app.

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