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Install MongoDB Community Edition on macOS

Overview

The following tutorial uses brew to install MongoDB 3.2 Community Edition on macOS systems. To install a different version of MongoDB, please refer to that version’s documentation.

Platform Support

Changed in version 3.2.19: MongoDB now requires macOS 10.8 or later.

MongoDB requires macOS version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later running on an x86_64 processor.

Install MongoDB Community Edition

Prerequisite

If you have previously tapped the official MongoDB formula repository, you can go directly to the Install MongoDB step.

If you have not previously tapped the official MongoDB formula repository, tap the official MongoDB formula repository to add to the formula list. From a terminal, issue the following:

brew tap mongodb/brew

Install MongoDB

From a terminal, issue the following:

brew install mongodb-community@3.2

In addition to the binaries, the install creates:

Run MongoDB

From a terminal, issue the following to run MongoDB (i.e. the mongod process) in the foreground.

mongod --config /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf

Alternatively, to run MongoDB as a macOS service, issue the following (the process uses the /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf file created during the install):

brew services start mongodb-community@3.2

Connect and Use MongoDB

To begin using MongoDB, connect a mongo shell to the running instance. From a new terminal, issue the following:

mongo

For information on CRUD (Create,Read,Update,Delete) operations, see: