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How To Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20

Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20

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.
  • 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.

MongoDB Features

  • 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 - | sudo apt-key add -

Next is to add the MongoDB repository using the following command:

echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] 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:

$ help

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.

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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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