I just installed monodb(version 3.2) at my windows machine. I created /data/db directory also. when i give the command "mongod" to start it, it shows the following error

 exception in initAndListen: 28663 Cannot start server. The default storage engine 'wiredTiger' is not available with this build of mongod. Please specify a different storage engine explicitly, e.g. --storageEngine=mmapv1., terminating

previously I installed version 3.0 but no error like that. Can any body help me with this?

  • Got the same problem today ..after installation of mongo db .. – ajoy sinha Dec 10 '15 at 18:55

In there site they are saying that the default storage engine is "wiredTiger" but it has been also said that wired tiger does not work in 32 bit environment. so I wrote in my command line

mongod.exe --storageEngine=mmapv1

to switch to mmapv1(the default storage engine og 3.0 version) and it's working now.


You can use:

mongod --storageEngine=mmapv1 --dbpath "Your Path"

For more details Please go through MongoDb Tutorial

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