Install MongoDB on OS X
Starting in version 2.4, MongoDB only supports OS X versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard) on Intel x86-64 and later.
MongoDB is available through the popular OS X package manager Homebrew or through the MongoDB Download site.
Install MongoDB with Homebrew
In a terminal shell, use the following sequence of commands to update“brew“ to the latest packages and install MongoDB:
brew update brew install mongodb
Later, if you need to upgrade MongoDB, run the following sequence of commands to update the MongoDB installation on your system:
brew update brew upgrade mongodb
Optionally, you can choose to build MongoDB from source. Use the following command to build MongoDB with SSL support:
brew install mongodb --with-openssl
You can also install the latest development release of MongoDB for testing and development with the following command:
brew install mongodb --devel
|||Homebrew requires some initial setup and configuration. This configuration is beyond the scope of this document.|
Set Up the Data Directory
To create the default dbpath directory, use the following command:
mkdir -p /data/db
You can specify an alternate path for data files using the –dbpath option to mongod. If you use an alternate location for your data directory, ensure that the alternate directory has the appropriate permissions.
For example, if your PATH includes the location of the mongod binary, enter mongod at the system prompt.
mongod --dbpath <some alternate directory>
Whether using the default /data/db/ or an alternate directory, ensure that the user account running mongodhas read and write permissions to the directory.