4 months ago
A few myth busting first
- MongoDB is preinstalled in your workspace. Nope it is not.
sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-orgmethod mentioned all over the Web and in mongodb page as written will work. Nope. It won’t.
What you - need to do
- Create a fresh node workspace. It is best not to start from a old workspace because cloud9's older workspaces have different software setup.
- Open a terminal and type
cd ~This command will take you one directory above your workspace. This is actually your true home directory - in the unix file system sense. If you type pwd
You will see
/home/ubuntuWe will do most of the work from this directory and not workspace directory as you are used to.
- From home directory and NOT from workspace directory type the following
curl -O https://fastdl.mongodb.org/linux/mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2.tgzIt will take few seconds to complete and get you back to the prompt. What you are doing is using curl to fetch a zipped version of the mongo db code.
lsto make sure the mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2.tgz file is in your home directory.
- Now type
tar -zxvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2.tgzThis unzips and untars the file creating all the directories.
- Once the command completes type
lsagain and you will see that the file has created the directories. Make sure you are still in your home (/home/ubuntu) directory.
- Now we need to modify the .bashrc file. It is a hidden file. So an ls will not show you. Type
ls -a(from your home directory :-)) you will see the .bashrc file along with several other hidden files.
vim .bashrcAt the very top, there should be three lines, each preceded by a ‘#’ character. Create a blank line under the third ‘#’ and enter the following:
export PATH=/home/ubuntu/mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2/bin:$PATHWhat you are doing is adding the mongo-db to your path manually
- Press 'esc' to get into the command mode. Type
:wqin the command mode. Do not forget the ‘:’ -- the : switches vim to edit mode and wq says write and quit. If you forget the : you will not be able to get out of text entry mode and your .bashrc file will get wrong data. If that happens hit : again and type q without the the w. You will quit without changes. Then start back again.
- You are almost there. Type
. .bashrcThere are two dots. One dot then space then .bashrc (that is the filename)
- If there are no errors. You are probably doing great
which mongodyou should see the following : /home/ubuntu/mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2/bin/mongod
mongod & disownThis will start the mongo daemon and get you back to the prompt. You may have to hit enter after a few seconds.
- If you type
mongonow - you will be in the database :-)
This is a quick and dirty setup.
- I did not show you how to start the database in a proper way
- I do not show you how to shut the daemon in a clean fashion.
You can do the following:
ps - awill show the processes. Write down process number that says mongod
kill -9 process num
Before putting real data you must solve these.
This link may be reliable, but this one said mongodb was pre-installed!!