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How To Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 19

Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 19

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Linux Mint 19. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is an open-source database that uses a document-oriented data model. It belongs to a family of databases called NoSQL, which is different from the traditional table-based SQL databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. MongoDB features include full index support, replication, high availability, and auto-sharding. It is cross-platform and it makes the process of data integration faster and much easier. Since it is free and open-source, MongoDB is used by a number of websites and organizations.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of MongoDB on a Linux Mint 19 (Tricia) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 19 (Tricia).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 19

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 19.

Install MongoDB packages using the following command:

sudo apt install mongodb

Once installed, start the MongoDB service and enable it to start on boot:

sudo systemctl start mongodb
sudo systemctl status mongodb

To start working with (creating and editing) databases, type:


This will start up the mongo shell. Please check out the manual for detailed information on the available queries and options.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MongoDB in Linux Mint 19 Tricia systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MongoDB website.

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