Yes some things are different, but did you actually encounter any errors when using it? The NodeBB guide clearly says to use the official MongoDB guide if you encounter issues. Did you do that? Did that result in errors as well?
Error: Load timeout for modules
Error: Load timeout for modules: forum/account/header
Error: Load timeout for modules: postSelect
failure of the plugin: nodebb-plugin-markdown
Looks like your minfile might not be compiled properly. Ensure you have no errors on startup (check
./nodebb logor look at