Install MongoDB Enterprise From Tarball¶
Compiled versions of MongoDB Enterprise for Linux provide a simple option for installing MongoDB for other Linux systems without supported packages.
Install any missing dependencies.¶
To manually install MongoDB Enterprise, first install any dependencies as appropriate.
Download and install the MongoDB Enterprise packages.¶
After you have installed the required prerequisite packages, download and install the MongoDB Enterprise packages from https://mongodb.com/download/. The MongoDB binaries are located in the bin/ directory of the archive. To download and install, use the following sequence of commands.
Ensure the location of the MongoDB binaries is included in the PATH variable.¶
Once you have copied the MongoDB binaries to their target location, ensure that the location is included in your PATH variable. If it is not, either include it or create symbolic links from the binaries to a directory that is included.
Create the data directory.¶
Before you start MongoDB for the first time, create the directory to which the 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 mongod process later in this procedure.
The following example command creates the default /data/db directory:
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 (i.e., /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., /data/db), specify the path to the data directory using the --dbpath option:
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.