Install MongoDB Community Edition on OS X¶
Use this tutorial to install MongoDB Community Edition on OS X systems.
Starting in version 3.0, MongoDB only supports OS X versions 10.7 (Lion) and later on Intel x86-64.
Install MongoDB Community Edition¶
To install a version of MongoDB prior to 3.2, please refer to that version’s documentation. For example, see version 3.0.
You can install MongoDB Community Edition with Homebrew or manually. This section describes both methods.
Install MongoDB Community Edition with Homebrew¶
Homebrew installs binary packages based on published “formulae.” This section describes how to update brew to the latest packages and install MongoDB Community Edition. Homebrew requires some initial setup and configuration, which is beyond the scope of this document.
Update Homebrew’s package database.¶
In a system shell, issue the following command:
You can install MongoDB via brew with several different options. Use one of the following operations:
Install the MongoDB Binaries¶
To install the MongoDB binaries, issue the following command in a system shell:
brew install mongodb
Install the MongoDB Binaries with TLS/SSL Support¶
To install the MongoDB binaries that have TLS/SSL support, issue the following from a system shell:
brew install mongodb --with-openssl
Install the Latest Development Release of MongoDB¶
To install the latest development release for use in testing and development, issue the following command in a system shell:
brew install mongodb --devel
Install MongoDB Community Edition Manually¶
Only install MongoDB Community Edition using this procedure if you cannot use homebrew.
Download the binary files for the desired release of MongoDB.¶
Download the binaries from https://www.mongodb.org/downloads.
For example, to download the latest release through the shell, issue the following:
curl -O https://fastdl.mongodb.org/osx/mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.2.8.tgz
Extract the files from the downloaded archive.¶
For example, from a system shell, you can extract through the tar command:
tar -zxvf mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.2.8.tgz
Copy the extracted archive to the target directory.¶
Copy the extracted folder to the location from which MongoDB will run.
mkdir -p mongodb cp -R -n mongodb-osx-x86_64-3.2.8/ mongodb
Ensure the location of the binaries is in the PATH variable.¶
The MongoDB binaries are in the bin/ directory of the archive. To ensure that the binaries are in your PATH, you can modify your PATH.
For example, you can add the following line to your shell’s rc file (e.g. ~/.bashrc):
Replace <mongodb-install-directory> with the path to the extracted MongoDB archive.
Create the data directory.¶
Before you start MongoDB for the first time, create the directory to which the mongod process will write data. By default, the mongod process uses the /data/db directory. If you create a directory other than this one, you must specify that directory in the dbpath option when starting the mongod process later in this procedure.
The following example command creates the default /data/db directory:
mkdir -p /data/db
Run without specifying paths¶
If your system PATH variable includes the location of the mongod binary and if you use the default data directory (i.e., /data/db), simply enter mongod at the system prompt:
<path to binary>/mongod
Specify the path of the data directory¶
If you do not use the default data directory (i.e., /data/db), specify the path to the data directory using the --dbpath option:
mongod --dbpath <path to data directory>
Begin using MongoDB.¶
Before deploying MongoDB in a production environment, consider the Production Notes document.
Later, to stop MongoDB, press Control+C in the terminal where the mongod instance is running.