Install MongoDB Community Edition From Tarball¶
Compiled versions of MongoDB Community Edition for Linux provide a simple option for installing MongoDB Community Edition for other Linux systems without supported packages.
Do not use this installation method unless you have a specific need that the available Linux Packages do not address.
Install MongoDB Community Edition¶
MongoDB only provides archives for 64-bit builds of Linux. Follow the installation procedure appropriate for your system.
To install a version of MongoDB prior to 3.2, please refer to that version’s documentation. For example, see version 3.0.
Install for 64-bit Linux¶
Download the binary files for the desired release of MongoDB.¶
Download the binaries from
For example, to download the latest release through the shell, issue the following:
curl -O https://fastdl.mongodb.org/linux/mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2.tgz
Extract the files from the downloaded archive.¶
For example, from a system shell, you can extract through the
tar -zxvf mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2.tgz
Copy the extracted archive to the target directory.¶
Copy the extracted folder to the location from which MongoDB will run.
mkdir -p mongodb cp -R -n mongodb-linux-x86_64-3.4.2/ mongodb
Ensure the location of the binaries is in the
The MongoDB binaries are in the
bin/ directory of the archive. To
ensure that the binaries are in your
PATH, you can modify your
For example, you can add the following line to your shell’s
rc file (e.g.
<mongodb-install-directory> with the path to the extracted
Run MongoDB Community Edition¶
Most Unix-like operating systems limit the system resources that a session may use. These limits may negatively impact MongoDB operation. See UNIX ulimit Settings for more information.
Create the data directory.¶
Before you start MongoDB for the first time, create the directory to
mongod process will write data. By default, the
mongod process uses the
/data/db directory. If you create
a directory other than this one, you must specify that directory in the
dbpath option when starting the
later in this procedure.
The following example command creates the default
mkdir -p /data/db
Run without specifying paths¶
If your system
PATH variable includes the location of the
mongod binary and if you use the default data directory
/data/db), simply enter
mongod at the system prompt:
<path to binary>/mongod
Specify the path of the data directory¶
If you do not use the default data directory (i.e.,
specify the path to the data directory using the
mongod --dbpath <path to data directory>
Begin using MongoDB.¶
Before deploying MongoDB in a production environment, consider the Production Notes document.
Later, to stop MongoDB, press
Control+C in the terminal where the
mongod instance is running.