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Mongodb database adapter for Yjs

Persistent Mongodb storage for y-websocket server


  • This is a fork of Y-leveldb
  • This is not officially supported by the Yjs team.

Use it

npm install y-mongodb --save

create a simple server

const http = require('http');
const WebSocket = require('ws');
const Y = require('yjs');
const { MongodbPersistence } = require('y-mongodb');
const utils = require('y-websocket/bin/utils.js');

const location = process.env.MONGODB_URI;
const collection = 'yjs-transactions';
const ldb = new MongodbPersistence(location, collection);

const production = process.env.PRODUCTION != null;
const port = process.env.PORT || 8080;

const server = http.createServer((request, response) => {
    response.writeHead(200, { 'Content-Type': 'text/plain' });

// const wss = new WebSocket.Server({ server });
const wss = new WebSocket.Server({  noServer: true });

wss.on('connection', utils.setupWSConnection);
server.on('upgrade', (request, socket, head) => {
  // You may check auth of request here..
   * @param {any} ws
  const handleAuth = ws => {
    wss.emit('connection', ws, request)
  wss.handleUpgrade(request, socket, head, handleAuth)

 Persistence must have the following signature:
{ bindState: function(string,WSSharedDoc):void, writeState:function(string,WSSharedDoc):Promise }
  bindState: async (docName, ydoc) => {
    // Here you listen to granular document updates and store them in the database
    // You don't have to do this, but it ensures that you don't lose content when the server crashes
    // See https://github.com/yjs/yjs#Document-Updates for documentation on how to encode 
    // document updates
    const persistedYdoc = await ldb.getYDoc(docName);
    const newUpdates = Y.encodeStateAsUpdate(ydoc);
    ldb.storeUpdate(docName, newUpdates)
    Y.applyUpdate(ydoc, Y.encodeStateAsUpdate(persistedYdoc));
    ydoc.on('update', async update => {
      ldb.storeUpdate(docName, update);
  writeState: async (docName, ydoc) => {
    // This is called when all connections to the document are closed.
    // In the future, this method might also be called in intervals or after a certain number of updates.
    return new Promise(resolve => {
      // When the returned Promise resolves, the document will be destroyed.
      // So make sure that the document really has been written to the database.


console.log(`Listening to http://localhost:${port} ${production ? '(production)' : ''}`)


persistence = MongodbPersistence(mongoUril, collection)

Create a mongo persistence instance.

persistence.getYDoc(docName: string): Promise<Y.Doc>

Create a Y.Doc instance with the data stored in mongodb.

persistence.storeUpdate(docName: string, update: Uint8Array): Promise

Store a transaction to the database.

persistence.clearDocument(docName: string): Promise

Delete a document, and all associated data from the database.

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