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Databases Mongo Basics Getting Started With MongoDB Setting Up MongoDB

Anthony c
Anthony c
20,907 Points

Getting error with mongo command

MYNAME-MacBook-Air:~ MYNAME$ mongo
MongoDB shell version: 3.2.0
connecting to: test
2015-12-29T16:32:25.605-0500 W NETWORK  [thread1] Failed to connect to, reason: errno:61 Connection refused
2015-12-29T16:32:25.608-0500 E QUERY    [thread1] Error: couldn't connect to server, connection attempt failed :

exception: connect failed

3 Answers

jason chan
jason chan
31,009 Points

you have to run two terminals

one for mongod first as server
second mongo as shell

I hope this help someone.

Michael Watson
Michael Watson
Treehouse Teacher

I had some issues with this myself. Try rewatching from 2 mins, and considering the advice from Anthony c and Jason Chan as both were helpful comments as I troubleshot locally. It's working for me now. Also, I had to run


in one terminal first, then


in the next and it worked.

Thanks Anthony!