On my development machine from the project root folder:
Brent-Abrahams:myapp babrahams$ meteor mongo
MongoDB shell version: 2.6.7
connecting to: 127.0.0.1:3001/meteor
meteor:PRIMARY> show dbs
On my production server:
MongoDB shell version: 2.4.6
connecting to: test
mymongodb:PRIMARY> show dbs
So, no, you don’t need to call your database
meteor, but you will need to make sure you put the right db name in the
MONGOL_URL environment variable when starting an app instance. e.g.
sudo PORT=80 MONGO_URL=mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017,127.0.0.1:27018,127.0.0.1:27019/mymongodb?replicaSet=mymongodb MONGO_OPLOG_URL=mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017,127.0.0.1:27018,127.0.0.1:27019/local?replicaSet=mymongodb ROOT_URL=http://myapp.example.com forever start -o stdout.log -e stderr.log bundle/main.js
However, to answer the question, if it’s working then don’t worry too much about it. It’s easy to change later if you need to.
(I’m assuming by “folder” in mongodb, you mean a database of that name and that we’re not actually talking about the hidden
.meteor directory that happens to house the dev install of mongodb somewhere in one of its sub-directories.)