Revolution Installation

Prerequisites - Database

Revolution requires Mongo DB. Mongo DB stores data from runs and also data regarding plate barcodes and plate locations.

Install MongoDB by running the installer version 2.6.9


downloaded from

MongoDB Downloads

By default MongoDB will install to the dir C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard

Next, create the following two files:-

C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\mongod.cfg

// Default Doks style
logpath=C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\log\mongod.log
dbpath=C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\data

C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\installservice.bat

// Default Doks style

if not exist "C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\log" mkdir "C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\log"
if not exist "C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\data" mkdir "C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\data"

sc.exe create MongoDB binPath= "\"C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\bin\mongod.exe\" --service --config=\"C:\Program Files\MongoDB 2.6 Standard\mongod.cfg\"" DisplayName= "MongoDB 2.6 Standard" start= "auto"


Once downloaded, execute the installservice.bat file to install the Mongo DB Windows Service.

Finally, reboot the PC and verify that the Mongo DB Windows Service starts correctly.

Revolution Installation

Installing Revolution is very simple. Simply execute the installer EXE provided by UK Robotics.