MongoDB - noSQL Database
This course covers the basics of working with MongoDB. Work your way through the videos and we'll teach you everything you need to know to interact with Mongo's flexible document database management system and create powerful document databases!

Mac Installation

Lesson 2
Author : Mike Dane
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