MongoDB in Ubuntu


Well, I was working on MongoDB, trying to get it installed on Ubuntu. I installed it using

sudo apt-get install mongodb

Well, then I typed mongo in console and it worked. Then came the thing. When I finished the work and started on the next day, it threw out an error as shown

MongoDB shell version: 2.0.4
connecting to: test
Tue Jul 31 18:38:57 Error: couldn't connect to server shell/mongo.js:84

God knows what it is. Well here is how you fix it. Type this in console

sudo mkdir -p /data/db/


sudo chown 'mongo' /data/db

Well, they say the first one creates a directory where mongo DB writes some stuff to manage itself. the second one gives the permission to user named mongo (thats MongoDB) to have write and read permission to the directory /data/db

  1. #1 by Karthikeyan A K on October 19, 2012 - 10:59 am

    this some how not seems to work now 😦

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