MongoDB (opens new window) is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. Classified as a NoSQL database program, MongoDB uses JSON-like documents with schemas.
# Supported versions
# Legacy versions
You can still run these versions with Lando but for all intents and purposes they should be considered deprecated (e.g. YMMV and do not expect a ton of support if you have an issue).
# Patch versions
Not officially supported!
While we allow users to specify patch versions for this service they are not officially supported so if you use one, YMMV.
To use a patch version, you can do something as shown below:
services: myservice: type: mongo:4.1.4
But make sure you use one of the available patch tags (opens new window) for the underlying image we are using.
Here are the configuration options, set to the default values, for this service. If you are unsure about where this goes or what this means, we highly recommend scanning the services documentation to get a good handle on how the magicks work.
services: myservice: type: mongo:4.0 portforward: false config: database: SEE BELOW
# Port forwarding
portforward will allow you to access this service externally by assigning a port directly on your host's
localhost. Note that
portforward can be set to either
true or a specific
port but we highly recommend you set it to
true unless you have pretty good knowledge of how port assignment works or you have a very compelling reason for needing a locked down port.
portforward: true will prevent inevitable port collisions and provide greater reliability and stability across Lando apps. That said, one downside of
portforward: true is that Docker will assign a different port every time you restart your application. You can read more about accessing services externally over here.
services: myservice: type: mongo portforward: true
services: myservice: type: mongo portforward: 27018
# Using a custom MongoDB config file
If you do this, you must use a file that exists inside your application and express it relative to your project root as shown below:
A hypothetical project
Note that you can put your configuration files anywhere inside your application directory. We use a
config directory in the below example but you can call it whatever you want such as
./ |-- config |-- custom.conf |-- .lando.yml
Landofile's mongo config
services: myservice: type: mongo config: database: config/custom.conf