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Suggest explicit dbpath when starting mongod on macOS and the default dbpath isn't found

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    • v4.4, v4.2, v4.0, v3.6
    • Execution Team 2020-05-04
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      macOS Catalina runs in a dedicated, read-only system volume. Consequently, the default dbpath of "/data/db" is not able to be created. This issue is discussed in more detail in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58283257/mongodb-cant-find-data-directory-after-upgrading-to-mac-os-10-15-catalina

      Since this default will not work on Catalina and later, we should suggest an explicit dbpath be specified when starting mongod on macOS.

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              gregory.wlodarek@mongodb.com Gregory Wlodarek
              kelsey.schubert@mongodb.com Kelsey T Schubert
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