Meteor and Mongodb


I am very new to meteor and mongodb. I am trying to understand how and where does a meteor application creates mongo database.
I know I can check the data for a given meteor application by using the command: “meteor mongo”.
Does that mean each application creates its own mongodb server? Is that practical?
Sorry if this sounds a dumb question but again I’m new and trying to understand the basisc here.


A MongoDB-server is only setup for you in development. When you publish your application you’d have to set up your own MongoDB-server. It’s bundled like that so you can start developing right away with only Meteor installed.


I didn’t know that. Where do you suggest I start reading about structure of meteor stack and its component in detail so that I know what I need to set up in production env?


You can start by the tutorial over the meteor website : meteor todos tutorial
After that, there’s many place where you can learn more like Discover Meteor or BulletProof Meteor

And of course, there’s the Meteor Docs.


Well, check out mup, meteor up, takes care of most stuff for you