Sunday, November 27, 2016

How to install and verify MongoDB on Windows 7 ?


Step by Step instructions:

1.      Download MongoDB

Check MongoDB msi from Official website and download Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit and later version.

2.      Install MongoDB

Double click on downloaded MSI (mongodb-win32-x86_64-2008plus-ssl-3.2.11-signed.msi) file and follow the click on next button on wizard to complete the installation.

3.      Create Default Directory

MongoDB requires a data directory to store all data and its default data directory path is \data\db.
On Windows, By default it will always look for above directory under C:/ structure, Goto C: directory and create /data/db, So the full path of db folder will be C:\data\db

4.      Set environment variables

Set MongoDB location to system's environment variables and give path till bin folder.

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5.      Start MongoDB

To start MongoDB server, Open cmd and type mongod, it will start the MongoDb server on port -27017.


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6.      Verify MongoDB

Open cmd prompt and type mongo.exe

Additional Notes:


 1.      Configuration File

We can create a config file where we can add the custom path of data/db directory, Config file will be similar to properties file and add attributes in key/value pair.
##data path can be updated using dbpath
dbpath=E:\mongodb\data

##log file
logpath=E:\mongodb\log\mongo.log

Use mongod.exe –config E:/mongodb/mongo.config to load config file while starting mongodb2. 

2.      Start as a service

We can start mongoDB as a service, Adding MongoDB as Windows Service will start MongoDB automatically following each system restart. Install as Windows Service with --install.
E:\mongodb\bin> mongod --config E:\mongodb\mongo.config --install


To start MongoDB Service
net start MongoDB


To stop MongoDB Service
net stop MongoDB

To remove MongoDB Service

d:\mongodb\bin>mongod --remove

Thank you..!!!