I am trying to deploy my MERN app to a Digital Ocean droplet(Ubuntu server 20.04). I cloned my GitHub repo, ran
npm i in order to install the packages. Then when I started the server using
npm start, I am getting an error thats says the
MONGO_URI connection string is undefined. However, in my local machine when I console.log
process.env.MONGO_URI, I am getting the string. Also in the droplet, I tried the command:
export MONGO_URI=the_connection_string. Even then I get the same error. You can see the details of the error if you follow my stack overflow question on the same issue: https://stackoverflow.com/q/66849235/9409877. What am I doing wrong?
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I solved the problem. I had put the
.envfile was not available in the droplet. I created a
vimand now everything works fine.
Hey, @pgcim14hemant I would add https://www.npmjs.com/package/dotenv to your packages and configured the local environment variable.
In your code add this: