MongoDB for Developers with Python Transcripts
Chapter: Setting up your computer to follow along
Lecture: Setting up MongoDB on Linux

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0:01 Are you taking this class using your Linux desktop? Well, let's get your machine all set up and configured with MongoDb.
0:08 So here we are just on the homepage, I am going to go click download, and it's totally possible to click and say
0:17 download the tarball, but we could also say I would like to see how to set this up on let's say Ubuntu, as you change this,
0:24 notice different things happen, so if we go to Amazon it says here are instructions for installing with yum, that's the package manager there,
0:32 if I go to Ubuntu, so here's the instructions for installing with aptitude, so we're going to go over here to that one,
0:37 make sure you pick the right distribution, do we want to read this— no. So there's a couple of steps that we need to go through
0:44 and they're pretty simple, most importantly they just like walk us through it so notice here that there is a package named
0:53 let's try to just install that, sudo apt install that, oh it needs my password, okay, and nope, there's no mongodb,
1:06 darn, doesn't it say right here, here's how you install all the pieces? It is true, but we got to go through a few steps to get there.
1:12 So first thing that we got to do is basically add a source to aptitude, so we're going to go over here, and we're going to set a key,
1:20 so you're just going to go through a few copy paste steps, so we're going to do our apt key here, it takes a moment,
1:27 and all right, that's all good, next thing to do is we're going to create a list file, all right, great.
1:35 Be really careful about the version numbers here, later is probably better, pick the one that matches yours.
1:41 So the next thing we need to do, is run a sudo apt update and you can do apt.get or just apt, whatever
1:48 but you need to tell it hey, go pull all the sources now the new one included and just have that list there.
1:54 We don't need to back up anything, so go away. Alright, now everything is registered, we're pointing at the right package source,
2:03 we've updated it, now we can go over here and do our thing that we tried to do originally. So we wanted a sudo apt installed,
2:15 this time it knows what that means, hey look that's mongodb, mongos which is a sharding server, mongo server, mongo shell, mongo tools,
2:23 I am just going to install them all. Perfect, okay, so we have MongoDB all set up and ready to go,
2:36 and now we can just type mongo, and it tries to connect, we have mongo now but we really need to start it.
2:52 So we started up mongod, great, now we can connect to it. Awesome so it has some warnings again about access control
3:00 when we get to the deployment chapter, we're actually going to set up Ubuntu as a cloud server with some of these errors removed,
3:08 we're going to set it up with access control, with authentication, with firewalls, all sorts of things, but for now, for the dev version,
3:14 we're going to just use this, okay. So it looks like it's up and running, that's cool, now the last thing is maybe we want to configure our server;
3:23 so, we can come over here to /etc/mongod/conf and you can see we've got our storage path,
3:34 like here's where our data files are going to go, change that if you like, journaling, you generally want that on,
3:39 it's going to be running with wired tiger, it is an older style of database storage engine called this mmapv1,
3:46 that's how things used to work, they've switched the default to wired tiger
3:50 because it's faster, I believe it's much faster for inserts a little faster for reads,
3:54 here's where the log file goes, if it's not working and you want to see what's going on.
3:59 So most importantly though is this bit right there, this bindIp. So the bindIp is set to, we should have our firewall turned on anyway,
4:09 we shouldn't be exposing this port, but we're only listening on the local host, I think this machine actually right now has two ip adresses,
4:17 one public ipv6 and one net ipv4 ip address, but it's not listening on either of them because of this, right.
4:25 So it's super important that this is here, otherwise if someone can get to this port on your machine
4:31 and you don't set up authentication, bad things happen. All right, so make sure this is here, and only change that on your staging servers
4:39 and other things where you control the network, much more carefully. Again, we'll talk way more about this in the deployment section
4:45 but for now, this should do for our development environment. The other things we'll have to do is we want to set up a RoboMongo,
4:51 we want to set up PyCharm, and we want to make sure that we have Python 3 on here, I believe we do, 3.5.3 is more than late enough,
5:01 so we don't need to install any Python, but be sure to get RoboMongo and PyCharm, whichever version you want set up so that you can follow along.

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