In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a general-purpose, cross-platform, document-based database solution that falls under the NoSQL classification. 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 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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.
- Easy installation and configuration.
- Auto-sharding: data can be distributed to different machines accessible to the application and if one server cannot handle the data, the rest will, thus preventing failure and improving read/write operations.
- Schemaless database system hence provides the ability to use different data types. Your code defines your schema.
- Fast query response.
- Replication and gridFS. Easy to set up high availability to increase performance.
- Highly scalable. Data can be distributed to several machines to handle big data.
Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
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 sudo apt install gnupg
Step 2. Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20.
Now we download the MongoDB GPG key:
wget -qO - https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-4.2.asc | sudo apt-key add -
Next is to add the MongoDB repository using the following command:
echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu bionic/mongodb-org/4.2 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.2.list
We are all set to install on it by running the command stated below in our terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install mongodb-org
Once installed, start the MongoDB service and enable it to start on boot:
sudo systemctl start mongodb sudo systemctl status mongodb
Step 3. Accessing MongoDB in Linux Mint.
After verifying that the MongoDB service is active and running, we can easily access it by running the following command:
MongoDB has its own commands and functions. The following command will print a shortlist of available commands and functions:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of MongoDB on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MongoDB website.