My MongoDB server died. The log says something about an unclean shutdown and an existing
mongodb.lock file. It recommends to remove the lock file, then restart the mongodb server with
However, on my system (Ubuntu 10.10), I've installed MongoDB via an
apt-get package, and it's set up as Upstart job. If I run
mongodb from the command line, it won't find the data, none of the paths are set correctly. Surely, I could read the man page, try to emulate what Upstart would do, give it all the correct parameters plus
--repair but that seems like a lot of trouble. There must be a simpler way, that's not fighting Upstart. What is it?