MongoDB is a world-class NoSQL database that is frequently used in newer web applications. It provides high performance queries, sharding, and replication. This article will show you how to install MongoDB onto FreeBSD 10.x. This article will work for both x86 and x64 architectures, but note that MongoDB works best on a 64-bit architecture.
Step 1: Update Package Repository
To make sure everything is up to date before installing MongoDB, run the following command.
If you get a prompt stating that the “package management tool” is not available, type Y, then press Enter for it to continue. You can run
pkg update -f to force the update, if needed. Otherwise, continue to step 2.
Step 2: Install MongoDB
Install MongoDB with the following command.
pkg install mongodb
Step 3: Start and Verify MongoDB
Verify the installation of MongoDB. This command will start the service.
service mongod onestart
Once the text “Starting mongod.” shows on the screen, you’ll be able to use the
mongo shell. Run
mongo now. You will be presented with an interactive console. The console will resemble the following.
MongoDB shell version: 2.6.7 connecting to: test Welcome to the MongoDB shell. For interactive help, type "help". For more comprehensive documentation, see http://docs.mongodb.org/ Questions? Try the support group http://groups.google.com/group/mongodb-user
At any time, you can verify that the Mongo service (
mongod) is running by using the command
service mongod onestatus.
Step 4: Start Mongo on Boot
If you do not wish to use “onestart” for starting Mongo on boot, you can configure it to work with
start instead. To do so, edit
/etc/rc.conf with vi or your favorite editor and add
mongod_enable="YES" to the file. Once complete, it will now start on boot of your server, and you can now use
service mongod start to start the Mongo service. Other
service commands such as
status will be available as well.
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