mongoDB / Rasberry Pi, with Raspberry Pi OS

I want to share a problem I am facing with installing a mongoDB replica set on Rasberry Pi, hoping someone can give me some help. My goal is to do what I did before here. But this time I want to use Raspberry Pi OS instead of Ubuntu.

I have already reached the point where mongoDB is installed.

This is my environment:

root@raspberrypi:~ # uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 5.10.17-v8+ #1403 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 22 11:37:54 GMT 2021 aarch64 GNU/Linux
root@raspberrypi:~ # 
root@raspberrypi:~ # mongo --version
MongoDB shell version v4.4.4
Build Info: {
    "version": "4.4.4",
    "gitVersion": "8db30a63db1a9d84bdcad0c83369623f708e0397",
    "openSSLVersion": "OpenSSL 1.1.1d  10 Sep 2019",
    "modules": [],
    "allocator": "tcmalloc",
    "environment": {
        "distmod": "ubuntu1804",
        "distarch": "aarch64",
        "target_arch": "aarch64"
root@raspberrypi:~ # 

And this is the configuration file for the first server:

root@raspberrypi:~ # cat /home/mongodb/mongo-One.cfg 
  dbPath: /mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data
    enabled: true
  bindIp: localhost,
  port: 22330
  destination: file
  path: /mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data/mongod.log
  logAppend: true
  replSetName: mngoRepSet
root@raspberrypi:~ # 

The server is (meant to be) started at boot time, using systemd.

This is when things go wrong.

First we can check that the mongod-One service did not start, during system boot, as it should have, by running the following command.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ systemctl status mongod-One
● mongod-One.service - MongoDB Database Server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mongod-One.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2021-03-20 12:51:15 JST; 3min 50s ago
  Process: 534 ExecStart=/usr/bin/mongod --config /home/mongodb/mongo-One.cfg (code=exited, status=48)
 Main PID: 534 (code=exited, status=48)

Mar 20 12:51:14 raspberrypi systemd[1]: Started MongoDB Database Server.
Mar 20 12:51:15 raspberrypi systemd[1]: mongod-One.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=48/n/a
Mar 20 12:51:15 raspberrypi systemd[1]: mongod-One.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ 

Next looking further, here is the log file contents:

root@raspberrypi:~ # cat /mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data/mongod.log
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.782+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":23285,   "ctx":"main","msg":"Automatically disabling TLS 1.0, to force-enable TLS 1.0 specify --sslDisabledProtocols 'none'"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.838+09:00"},"s":"W",  "c":"ASIO",     "id":22601,   "ctx":"main","msg":"No TransportLayer configured during NetworkInterface startup"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.839+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"NETWORK",  "id":4648601, "ctx":"main","msg":"Implicit TCP FastOpen unavailable. If TCP FastOpen is required, set tcpFastOpenServer, tcpFastOpenClient, and tcpFastOpenQueueSize."}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.842+09:00"},"s":"W",  "c":"ASIO",     "id":22601,   "ctx":"main","msg":"No TransportLayer configured during NetworkInterface startup"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.846+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"STORAGE",  "id":4615611, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"MongoDB starting","attr":{"pid":534,"port":22330,"dbPath":"/mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data","architecture":"64-bit","host":"raspberrypi"}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.847+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":23403,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Build Info","attr":{"buildInfo":{"version":"4.4.4","gitVersion":"8db30a63db1a9d84bdcad0c83369623f708e0397","openSSLVersion":"OpenSSL 1.1.1d  10 Sep 2019","modules":[],"allocator":"tcmalloc","environment":{"distmod":"ubuntu1804","distarch":"aarch64","target_arch":"aarch64"}}}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.847+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":51765,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Operating System","attr":{"os":{"name":"PRETTY_NAME=\"Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)\"","version":"Kernel 5.10.17-v8+"}}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.847+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":21951,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Options set by command line","attr":{"options":{"config":"/home/mongodb/mongo-One.cfg","net":{"bindIp":"localhost,","port":22330},"replication":{"replSetName":"mngoRepSet"},"storage":{"dbPath":"/mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data","journal":{"enabled":true}},"systemLog":{"destination":"file","logAppend":true,"path":"/mnt/mongoDB-One/DB_Data/mongod.log"}}}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.862+09:00"},"s":"E",  "c":"STORAGE",  "id":20568,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Error setting up listener","attr":{"error":{"code":9001,"codeName":"SocketException","errmsg":"Cannot assign requested address"}}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.863+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"REPL",     "id":4784900, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Stepping down the ReplicationCoordinator for shutdown","attr":{"waitTimeMillis":10000}}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"COMMAND",  "id":4784901, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the MirrorMaestro"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"SHARDING", "id":4784902, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the WaitForMajorityService"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"NETWORK",  "id":4784905, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the global connection pool"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"REPL",     "id":4784907, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the replica set node executor"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"NETWORK",  "id":4784918, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the ReplicaSetMonitor"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"SHARDING", "id":4784921, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the MigrationUtilExecutor"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":4784925, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down free monitoring"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"STORAGE",  "id":4784927, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down the HealthLog"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"STORAGE",  "id":4784929, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Acquiring the global lock for shutdown"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"-",        "id":4784931, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Dropping the scope cache for shutdown"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"FTDC",     "id":4784926, "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down full-time data capture"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":20565,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Now exiting"}
{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.878+09:00"},"s":"I",  "c":"CONTROL",  "id":23138,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Shutting down","attr":{"exitCode":48}}
root@raspberrypi:~ # 

The problem is of course: Why doesn’t the mongod-One service starts as expected?

Another piece of information may be useful here:

If I use this command, after the boot is over, to start the service manually, then it works.

root@raspberrypi:~ # systemctl start mongod-One

I have also been able to do the same with the other servers (all of them having the same issue) and finally initialize a replica set.

Searching the net shows somewhat similar issues, but without leading to a solution.

You got the error:

{"t":{"$date":"2021-03-20T12:51:15.862+09:00"},"s":"E",  "c":"STORAGE",  "id":20568,   "ctx":"initandlisten","msg":"Error setting up listener","attr":{"error":{"code":9001,"codeName":"SocketException","errmsg":"Cannot assign requested address"}}}

One of the following:

  1. wrong IP address
  2. another process is listening for the same host/port combination

Well, I don’t really know how to make use of either of your suggestions. I have of course checked the IP. And I don’t have any other process listening for the same host/port combination.

Beside if this was the case, how can we explain that I can then simply start the service by hand?
(Right after the boot process is over, without doing anything except running the systemctl start command)

Hi @Michel_Bouchet,

The error message and direct causes that @steevej suggested are correct.

A likely scenario is that your MongoDB service is starting before the networking service has finished setting up the non-localhost IP you are asking mongod to bind to. Localhost/loopback interfaces are unconditionally available; other network interfaces require setup which can be dependent on remote services like DHCP.

What have you set as the After target in the [Unit] section of your mongod-One.service definition?

I suspect that may need to be

For reference info, see systemd usage (Rasperry Pi) and Running Services After the Network is Up.


Hi @Stennie;

Well, what you write makes sense.
And to fix the the situation I went to see the contents of the mongod-One.service file.

Here is the [Unit] section:

Description=MongoDB Database Server

As you can see, it is already what you want it to be.
So there must be something else to my problem.

In the mean time I finally got it all to work. And my tutorial now supports installing a mongodb replicaset on raspberry pis with RaspBerry Pi OS see here if you are interested.

Hi @Michel_Bouchet, thanks for sharing your write ups!

What was the solution to your issues with bindIp?