Using Meteor in a Shared Folder Environment (Posted on June 15th, 2013)
I've been looking to do more Node.js/Meteor development lately, however, I ran in to a problem with the way Meteor handles it's app structure. By default meteor places the MongoDB database inside the application folder. I use a shared folder on a Windows host with an Ubuntu Virtualbox for my development environment. By having the shared folder as part of an NFS share MongoDB kind of flips out and doesn't run which causes meteor to error out.
#In your home directory meteor create newproject #In your shared folder meteor create newproject #Virtual machine location first followed by shared folder location sudo mount --bind ~/newproject/.meteor /media/sf_Program_Archive/newproject/.meteor
You run your meteor application as you normally would from your shared folder. When meteor goes to access the ".meteor" folder it will instead be routed to the one on your virtual machine. Everything should now work as it normally would.
Thanks for reading!
My name is Max Burstein and I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida and creator of Live Dota. I enjoy developing large, scalable web applications and I seek to change the world.
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