Cannot connect to MongoDB error when attempting local development

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brandnholllast year

I'm currently attempting to run the "website" template locally for development. I've followed all the steps in the repo's readme but continuously get this error when running

yarn dev

in the terminal no matter what I try.

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    exo3718last year

    You seem to not have a local mongodb running, there are a few ways to sort this out:

    The website template comes with a docker compose file, the easiest way to get started is by running

    docker compose up -d

    from the project root.

    Alternatively you can start a local mongodb separately, either native on your system or in a docker container with port 27017 exposed, just make sure the credentials match then.

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    flatcapped12 months ago

    Leaving this here in case anyone else needs it. In my case changing my connection string from "mongodb://localhost:27017" to "mongodb://" did the trick.

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    12 months ago

    ⬆️ this is a node v18 thing

    if runnning node 18+ you have to use

    in place of

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    lokeshpathrabe6 months ago

    I am stuck at the same place but none of the above worked for me. Can someone suggest what else can be done here.

    I am node 18.19.0.

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    6 months ago

    Can you connect to mongodb with Compass?
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    lokeshpathrabe6 months ago

    Yes I am able to connect to compass at
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    6 months ago

    I would ensure your variables names are correct

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    lando_rozay5 months ago

    I am stuck at a similar place. I have a Payload instance running on an Ubuntu server, where everything works fine (both in development and production mode). However, I want to be able to access my database from my local machine when I want to edit the code base, but I can't, getting "Error: cannot connect to MongoDB. Details: connect ETIMEDOUT 2a00:d0c0:200:0:ccd:dff:fec0:d062:44500".

    The connection string is correct since I can access it through mongoDB Compass on my machine.

    Anybody can help me here?

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