MongoDB for Developers with Python Transcripts
Chapter: Setting up your computer to follow along
Lecture: Concept: MongoDB as a Windows service

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0:01 Let's review installing MongoDB on Windows. It just took a couple of steps, we started out by downloading and running the msi installer,
0:09 and then, we realized well, we don't actually have access to Mongo or Mongod
0:14 or any of the other tools from our command line, so what are we going to do— well it turns out that it got installed into this location
0:21 and notice that the number may vary based on the released version of MongoDB, so we went in there and we actually added that to our path;
0:28 and then we could type mongo, mongod, mongo restore and all the various tools are going to have to use throughout the course.
0:35 And then we said all right, well this is not going to run on its own, the way it gets installed on windows is it assumes
0:41 that there is a c data mongo or data-db, something like that, it'll tell you on the error, but I don't like to put stuff and just see data,
0:48 I kind of want to group stuff a little bit more so we made some mongodb folders, we made the c:\mongodb\data, \logs and \configs;
0:57 so those three obviously longs go in logs, data goes in data, and then we have those two config files that we can use to run mongodb
1:04 with all the various settings set for us. We copied the configs over, and I'll include those in the source controle
1:12 so you guys can grab the windows setup configs and you know, just change the path to wherever you put things;
1:18 and then you want to test those configs, so we're going to test them by saying mongod--config and the full path to the config,
1:25 this command one is meant to have no log in, so basically it spits out the log information to the command line to the command shell,
1:33 that way you can see what's happening. Of course, in the service version, the service actually won't install
1:38 if there's not somewhere for the logs to go to because it knows you're not going to see anything so it has to log it for it to work.
1:43 All right, so this is just if you want to run it on the command line, then we're going to install it as a windows service,
1:49 so this time we use the mongo-service config, which is basically the same, other than having a log in and we added the --install, okay.
1:58 And it was really important that we run that command prompt as an administrator not as a regular user
2:04 otherwise it doesn't have access to alter the service configuration in windows. All right, once this was all done, we went to the service config,
2:12 we pressed start and then we're good to go. Final thing you might want to do, adjust the startup mode to manual,
2:19 depending on whether you want mongodb to start every time you turn on windows or only when you click the button in the service panel.

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