If you are like me, running mongo servers on cloud IDE’s is just not the same as the customizations I have in my visual studio code. The need to test MongoDB servers locally sounds like an ideal option but I was running into issues trying to get the darn thing installed.
All the guides I found were over a year old and focused on OS-X or El Capitan. This one should work for Mac OS Catalina. This is an attempt to capture how to install MongoDB and run the Mongod (MongoDB Daemon) in some personal notes that may help someone in the future (at least myself). Originally, I tried following various installation guides that all failed to find the formula and ran into odd errors about directories that didn’t exist is read-only. My hope is that this will be a good reference for you.
If you are running Catalina, the old way of changing permissions for
data/dbdon’t work !
Steps to Install MongoDB locally
Create/open a project or clone a repo then head to the folder above that one.
First, you need brew installed. You can find instructions for that here: https://brew.sh/, then run:
$ brew update && brew tap mongodb/brew $ brew install mongodb-community $ brew services start mongodb-community $ mongod --config /usr/local/etc/mongod.conf $ mongo > db.disableFreeMonitoring()
Seriously, it’s that easy. No need to run
chmod like on other setups, you now have mongod and mongo running. You can test this by running:
> show dbs
You should see something like:
> show dbs admin 0.000GB config 0.000GB local 0.000GB >
This means you did it!