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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.
  • 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).
  • Minimum of 512MB RAM, though 2GB or more is recommended for optimal performance.
  • 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. To begin, open your terminal and execute the following command to update your system’s package list and ensure all existing software is up to date:

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.

Step 3. Basic Configuration.

Edit the MongoDB configuration file, mongod.conf, located in /etc/mongod.conf. Here, you can adjust settings such as bindIp and port. For most users, the default settings are sufficient, but you may wish to bind MongoDB to a local address for security reasons:

port: 27017

It’s advisable to enable authorization to control access to your databases:

authorization: "enabled"

Step 4. Creating and Testing a Sample Database

To ensure that MongoDB is functioning correctly, try creating a sample database and performing basic operations:

  • Access the MongoDB shell:
  • Create a new database:
use myNewDB
  • Add data to a collection:
db.myCollection.insert({name: "Meilana Maria", age: 30})
  • Retrieve data:

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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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