MongoDB - Windows Installation Guide


Installing MongoDB

Just like any other user, I have tried to get MongoDB for Windows from it's Main Page Download section.

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And as a first class citizen I get it, there are 32 and 64 bit options. Cool!

They have made a very clever thin (11 Mb) installer which usage is amazingly simple.

You just need to download it.

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Unpack it to a folder of your choice and you will see a plenty of programs.

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Prepare a set of folders to support MongoDB.

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Open a command prompt in the "D:\mongodb\bin" folder you have chosen before, and send the following command to install MongoDB as a Windows service:

  mongod --install --dbpath E:\MongoDB\Data --logpath E:\MongoDB\Log\MongoDb.log
      

Putting MongoDB into Work

After Installed as a Service, You can configure it accordingly to your needs:

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For MongoDB, you will need to find a third party GUI Admin tool.

I have made a research on this field, and find MongoVUE the most reliable.

There are others, but in general they will require some extra work to be useful.

MongoVUE is installed through a regular "msi" file.

With the service started You can use the MongoVUE Interface and start working:

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It is up to You to become "humongous" and get some Fun!

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Are You command line addicted?

Being TCP/IP the protocol used by CouchDB, you will need to use the MongoDB interactive shell which is already available in the "D:\mongodb\bin" folder.

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It is basically Javascript code.

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You can manage Collections.

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Get some statistics.

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And Manage it.

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