New MongoDB User Seeking Guidance on Initialization Errors

Hello MongoDB Community,

I hope you’re doing well. I’m reaching out because I recently installed MongoDB and I’m encountering connection issues that I’m unsure how to resolve.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening:

  1. I successfully installed MongoDB and verified its version using the command mongod --version.
  2. Similarly, I confirmed the version of Mongosh using mongosh --version.
  3. However, when I attempted to use mongosh to access MongoDB, I received an “ECONNECTIONREFUSED” error.
  4. Curiously, when I tried running mongod in the command line, it resulted in a long error message that I’m finding challenging to interpret.

I’m hoping to get some guidance on how to proceed and troubleshoot these issues. I’d greatly appreciate any advice or steps I could take to resolve these problems.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.