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MongoDB Cookbook - Second Edition by Amol Nayak, Cyrus Dasadia

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Starting a single node instance using command-line options

In this recipe, we will see how to start a standalone single node server with some command-line options. We will see an example where we want to do the following:

  • Start the server listening to port 27000
  • Logs should be written to /logs/mongo.log
  • The database directory is /data/mongo/db

As the server has been started for development purposes, we don't want to preallocate full-size database files. (We will soon see what this means.)

Getting ready

If you have already seen and executed the Installing single node MongoDB recipe, you need not do anything different. If all these prerequisites are met, we are good for this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. The /data/mongo/db directory for the database and /logs/ ...

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