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How To Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 21

Install MongoDB on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a very popular NoSQL database that can be used with both Linux and Windows operating systems. It stores data in JSON-like documents which offers high flexibility and dynamism and is therefore used in creating powerful applications and websites and makes it differs fundamentally from conventional relational databases.

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 the MongoDB NoSQL database on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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 21 Vanessa

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 software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing MongoDB on Linux Mint 21.

By default, MongoDB is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the MongoDB repository to your Linux Mint system:

echo "deb impish-security main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/impish-security.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

After that, update your system and you can install MongoDB on it with the help of the command shown below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mongodb-org

Check the installed database version:

mongo --version

After installation is complete, start MongoDB and enable it at reboot:

sudo systemctl start mongod
sudo systemctl enable mongod
sudo systemctl status mongod

Step 3. Accessing MongoDB in Linux Mint 21.

Once verifying that the MongoDB service is active and running, we can easily access it by running the following command on your terminal:


To get the existing database we can use this command:

show dbs

To create our database with the command:

use yourDatabasename

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 NoSQL database 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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