How to Install MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu

MongoDB is a document database available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows operating systems. It offers a free, self-managed Community Edition, as well as a paid version. In this tutorial, we will see how to install the free MongoDB Community Edition on an Ubuntu Linux system.

Installing MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu

Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t). If you don’t have gnupg and curl, the first install using below command.

sudo apt-get install gnupg curl

Now import MongoDB public GPG key, using below command.

curl -fsSL | \
sudo gpg -o /usr/share/keyrings/mongodb-server-7.0.gpg \

Now create a list file for MongoDB using below command.

echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/mongodb-server-7.0.gpg ] jammy/mongodb-org/7.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-7.0.list

Now update the local package database.

sudo apt update

And finally install the latest version MongoDB using this command.

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

Run MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu

You can start the mongod process using below command.

sudo systemctl start mongod

And enable using below command.

sudo systemctl enable mongod

You can check the status using below command.

sudo systemctl status mongod

check MongoDB status

Now start a mongosh session as the mongod. You can run mongosh without any command-line options to connect to a mongod that is running on your localhost with default port 27017.



If you want to stop and restart MongoDB, the use below commands.

sudo systemctl stop mongod
sudo systemctl restart mongod


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