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When I run "/usr/bin/mongod --config /var/data/rs1/rs1db0v3.conf". It failes. The error is:

warning: bind_ip of 0.0.0.0 is unnecessary; listens on all ips by default about to fork child process, waiting until server is ready for connections. forked process: 16970 ERROR: child process failed, exited with error number 1

The permission of the relative files and folds are following:

drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 115 Mar 16 14:47 .

drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 43 Jan 20 12:12 ..

drwxr-xr-x 6 mongodb mongodb 4096 Mar 16 15:05 db

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 28 Jan 20 10:04 keys

drwxr-xr-x 2 mongodb mongodb 23 Jan 20 10:32 log

-rwxr-xr-x 1 mongodb mongodb 593 Mar 16 14:47 rs1db0v3.conf

-rwxr-xr-x 1 mongodb mongodb 21303832 Mar 3 08:03 /usr/bin/mongod

I found similar questions in this website, but no answers can help me...

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I have no idea how to run mongod as mongodb, so I changed the ownership to user1, and then run mongod as user1. It works.

drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 115 Mar 16 14:47 .

drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 43 Jan 20 12:12 ..

drwxr-xr-x 6 user1 mongodb 4096 Mar 16 15:05 db

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 28 Jan 20 10:04 keys

drwxr-xr-x 2 user1 mongodb 23 Jan 20 10:32 log

-rwxr-xr-x 1 user1 mongodb 593 Mar 16 14:47 rs1db0v3.conf

-rwxr-xr-x 1 user1 mongodb 21303832 Mar 3 08:03 /usr/bin/mongod

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First of all when you run mongod as a normal user you need to make sure that the particular user has the following permissions:

  1. Access to network interface ( open socket ) in order to be able to listen to connections
  2. Access to the database folder. The default is accessible only by root or mongod user (/data/db)
  3. Access to logging folder /var/log/mongod

All of the above are automatically set and granted for the user mongodb (mongod in earlier versions). If you take a look at /etc/init.d/mongodb you will see that the service will be stared under the user mongodb DAEMONUSER=${DAEMONUSER:-mongodb} and not as root.

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  • I checked the /etc/init.d/mongod, in it there are no USER information. I already upgraded the mongodb to 3.0.0 following the steps in [link] docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu ------- FYI, I used chown to change the permission of log/ and data/ folds to mongodb:nmongodb. But it fails to run without sudo.... How can I check whether mongodb has the permission to netword interface. – BAE Mar 17 '15 at 13:24
  • In /etc/passwd, mongodb:x:107:65534::/home/mongodb:/bin/false – BAE Mar 17 '15 at 13:30

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