This should be fixed on latest master, related issue https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/7860ghost created this issue in NodeBB/NodeBB closed dbsearch not working in master branch #7860
Configuration Error: unknown database
Trying to install NodeBB, followed the tutorial exactly and I'm stuck at the config part. When I'm prompted to add the created mongo database credentials I get this error
warn: NodeBB Setup Aborted. Error: unknown database : nodebb at getDatabaseConfig (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/install/databases.js:42:19) at /home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/install/databases.js:16:4 at nextTask (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/async/dist/async.js:5324:14) at Object.waterfall (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/async/dist/async.js:5334:5) at module.exports (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/install/databases.js:13:8) at /home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/src/install.js:140:4 at nextTask (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/async/dist/async.js:5324:14) at next (/home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/async/dist/async.js:5331:9) at /home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/async/dist/async.js:969:16 at /home/admin/web/mywebsite/public_html/node_modules/prompt/lib/prompt.js:336:32
I don't know what could be wrong as I'm not used with mongo databases. Thank you for any help.
It seems like the setup is asking you which database to use
mongobut you are typing
nodebbI am guessing that is your database name in mongodb. First type
mongoand then when it asks for the database name use
@baris Thank you so much. Caught in the installing process didn't saw that. Now I have a working NodeBB site. For the first test install used everything as is in the tutorial so database is nodebb.