MongoDB stores JSON documents in Binary format termed as BSON (Binary JSON). Some of the features of MongoDB are: Full indexing support for faster query processing. Master-Slave replication for making our system fault tolerant. Rich Document based query to get the stored data. Auto Sharding to achieve horizontal scaling.
MongoDB is also very popular NoSQL database because we have drivers for all the major programming languages such as Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Scala, C, C++ etc.
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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Windows.
Step #1 Download MongoDB
Download MongoDB from official MongoDB website. You can also use following command to download MongoDB according to your system.
For Windows 64 bit
# wget https://fastdl.mongodb.org/win32/mongodb-win32-x86_64-3.0.10-signed.msi
For Windows 32 bit
# wget https://fastdl.mongodb.org/win32/mongodb-win32-i386-3.0.10-signed.msi
Note: 32-bit builds are limited to around 2GB of data. In general you should use the 64 bit builds. See here for more information.
Step #2 Install MongoDB
After download Mongodb run the msi executable file. By default Mongodb install in C:\Program FilesD:\mongodb
In MongoDB, it contains only 10+ executable files (exe) in the bin folder.
Step #3 Create Configuration File
Create a MongoDB config file, it’s just a text file, for example : d:\mongodb\mongo.config
##store data here
##all output go here
##log read and write operations
Note: MongoDB need a data folder to store its data and log folder to create log files. So create this folder manually. MongoDB won’t create it for you
Step #4 Run MongoDB server
Use below command in windows command prompt to start MongoDB server.
d:\mongodb\bin>mongod --config D:\mongodb\mongo.config
all output going to: D:\mongodb\log\mongo.log
Step #5 Connect to MongoDB
Uses mongo.exe to connect to the started MongoDB server.
MongoDB shell version: 3.2.4
connecting to: test
> //mongodb shell
Step #6 MongoDB as Windows Service
Add MongoDB as Windows Service, so that MongoDB will start automatically following each system restart.
d:\mongodb\bin> mongod --config D:\mongodb\mongo.config --install
A Windows service named “MongoDB” is created.
To start MongoDB Service
# net start MongoDB
To stop MongoDB Service
net stop MongoDB
To remove MongoDB Service
References: Install MongoDB on Windows MongoDB configuration options