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Installing mongoldb on mac with homebrew
Install MongoDB on Mac OS X Yosemite
by César Trigo · November 6, 2014
from mongodbspain: http://web.archive.org/web/20141121161054/http://www.mongodbspain.com/en/2014/11/06/install-mongodb-on-mac-os-x-yosemite/
OS X Yosemite
Install MongoDB in our Mac is something simple and easy. There are two ways to install MongoDB under Mac OS X:
Manually, through the official binaries
Through Homebrew, the famous package manager for Mac OS
In this article we will approach the installation through the second option, Homebrew, mainly because this is the most easy and fast method to start working with MongoDB in our Mac
Installation
Step 1: Intall Homebrew package manager:
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$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Paso: 2: Update the Hombrew packages database
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$ brew update
Step 3: Install MongoDB
With this command you will install MongoDB from the binaries:
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$ brew install mongodb
… but there are other available installation options. The most important are:
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//Install with Open SSL support
$ brew install mongodb --with-openssl
//Install from the last available development release (not recommended for Production Environments)
$ brew install mongodb --devel
Check the MongoDB installation
Now you have MongoDB installed in your system, but before start working, lets see what has happened:
MongoDB has been installed in the directory: /usr/local/Cellar/mongodb/2.6.5
A new configuration file mongod.conf has been created automatically. This file should store the MongoDB run-time configuration and is available here: /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf. Lets take a look to this file:
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$ cat mongod.conf
systemLog:
destination: file
path: /usr/local/var/log/mongodb/mongo.log
logAppend: true
storage:
dbPath: /usr/local/var/mongodb
net:
bindIp: 127.0.0.1
Now you’ll see where the logs will be stored in the file /usr/local/var/log/mongodb/mongo.log and the data path /usr/local/var/mongodb
Run MongoDB
To execute MongoDB you can use the next command from the terminal:
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$ mongod --config /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf
Or launch MongoDB in background followed by the command –fork
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$ mongod --config /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf --fork
However, if you want to keep MongoDB running at any time, even when you reboot the system, you should use the following commands:
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//Start mongod main process on session start:
$ ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/mongodb/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
//Start MongoDB now, in background, and keep it running
$ launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mongodb.plist
In addition, you will be able to use the following modifiers to change the default configurations:
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//Select manually the data directory
$ mongod --dbpath <path to data directory>
//Select manually the log file
$ mongod --logpath <path to .log config file>
//Select manually the configguration file
$ mongod --config <path to .conf config file>
Start using MongoDB
From now, MongoDB is available in your system and you can start MongoDB Shell from anywhere. You just have to open a terminal and use the mongo command to start:
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$ mongo
MongoDB shell version: 2.6.5
connecting to: test
Welcome to the MongoDB shell.
For interactive help, type "help".
For more comprehensive documentation, see
http://docs.mongodb.org/
Questions? Try the support group
http://groups.google.com/group/mongodb-user
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