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How To Install MongoDB on Rocky Linux 8

Install MongoDB on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is an object-oriented, schema-less, NoSQL database server used in developing modern dynamic apps. It is categorized under the NoSQL (Not only SQL) database because the storage and retrieval of data in MongoDB are not in the form of tables. MongoDB comes in two editions the community edition and the enterprise edition. The community edition is free while the enterprise edition offers additional features.

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 Rocky Linux. 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 8.
  • 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 Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing MongoDB on Rocky Linux 8.

By default, MongoDB is not available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now run the following command to add the MongoDB repository to your system:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb.repo << 'EOL'
name=MongoDB Repository

After the repository is enabled, run the following command to install the MongoDB community edition:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install mongodb-org

Once the installation is complete, you must start the MongoDB service and configure it to start automatically when the system is booted:

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

Confirm the installation and check the installed build version of MongoDB:

mongod --version

Step 3. Accessing MongoDB Shell.

You can now access MongoDB’s shell by using the following command below:


Next, run the following command to connect to the admin database:

use admin

Now create a new MongoDB user by running the code below:

      user: "mongod_admin",
      pwd: "your-strong-password",
      roles: [ { role: "userAdminAnyDatabase", db: "admin" } ]

To list MongoDB users created, run:

show users

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MongoDB NoSQL database server on your Rocky Linux 8 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 idroot.us, 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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