Handy locations for MongoDB servers running on Amazon Linux

In this post I will keep track of handy locations for logs and configuration files on MongoDB servers running on Amazon Linux.

What is MongoDB?

MongoDB is a document database that provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability.

What is Amazon Linux?

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.

Where is MongoDB installed?

When MongoDB is installed via YUM is can be found here


Where are the MongoDB log files?

You can file the MongoDB log files here

/var/log/mongo/mongod.log - mongo log
/var/log/mongo/watchdog.log - mongo watchdog log

Where is the MongoDB initd script?

You can find the MongoDB initd script here


Where is the MongoDB configuration file?

You can find the MongoDB configuration file here


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