Running MongoDB as a Windows Service

Following on from my opening “Getting started with MongoDB and .NET” post, one of the next logical steps was to get mongodb running as a Windows service. From a command prompt, in the mongodb bin directory run: mongod --install --serviceName "MongoDB" --dbpath C:\mongodb\data\db --logpath C:\mongodb\logs\mongolog.txt --logappend Obviously you can tweak the arguments for your environment - I opted to use a different dbpath to the default \data\db Starting the service is then just a case of running: [Read More]

.NET Admin GUI for MongoDB

Having just started out fiddling around with MongoDB from .NET, finding a GUI over the top of MongoDB to help me out while I find my feet was one of the first things I looked for. And I’ve been using the first tool I found : MongoVUE - there undoubtedly are others out there, but at the moment I’ve found no reason to continue searching. Can it do everything I want it to? [Read More]

Getting Started with MongoDB and .NET

Getting up and running with MongoDB using C# is a very simple process. It literally takes a couple of minutes, including the time to download MongoDB itself and the C# drivers - so if you fancy having a play around with it to see what it’s all about, there’s no barrier stopping you. Nutshell To quote MongoDB (from “humongous”) is a scalable, high-performance, open source, document-oriented database. Check out the MongoDB homepage for a highlight of the key features. [Read More]