MongoDB - noSQL Database
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Mac Installation

Lesson 2
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Last Updated : December, 2017


Download using brew

  1. Execute the following commands
    • brew update
    • brew install mongodb Download the Binary
  2. Download MongoDB Community Server Binary
  3. Extract the files (double click) into the downloads folder
    • I just put them at the root directory of the home folder
  4. Configure command line to recognize ‘mongod’ command
    • echo ’export PATH=/Users/Mike/mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.6.0/bin:$PATH’ » ~/.bashrc

Download Compass



  1. Create ‘/data/db’ directory
    • Create this at root directory of hard-drive
      • Ensure that current user has read/write permissions
    • Or customize location using:
      • mongod –dbpath
      • I put this at the root directory of my home folder
  2. Start MongoDB server
    • mongod
  3. Connect to MongoDB server from client – (in new terminal window) mongo –host localhost:27017 – (in compass) use the default settings