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Are you trying to get MongoDB on your Linux Server?

This guide is for you.


MongoDB is a very popular NoSQL database that can be used with both Linux and Windows operating systems. This database is specially designed to be cross-platform and it is highly document-oriented. 

The documents of MongoDB follow the JSON structure and also offer optional schemas. Basically, the data in this database is stored in the form of documents.

MongoDB is almost 100 times faster than traditional database system like RDBMS, which is slower in comparison with the NoSQL databases.

MongoDB supports deep query-ability i.e we can perform dynamic queries on documents using the document-based query language that's nearly as powerful as SQL.


Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to set up MongoDB on Linux.

In this context, we shall look into the procedure of installing MongoDB on Linux.


Steps to install MongoDB on Linux Mint 20 ?

To get MongoDB installed on your Linux Mint 20 system, you are required to perform all the steps shown below:


1. Updating Linux Mint 20 System Cache:

For updating your Linux Mint 20 system cache, you should first launch the terminal of Linux Mint 20 by clicking on its icon.

After launching your terminal, run the command stated below in it:

sudo apt update

2. Installing MongoDB on Linux Mint 20:

After updating our system, we are all set to install on it by running the command stated below in our terminal:

sudo apt install mongodb

During the execution of this command, as soon as you will be asked to provide confirmation for this action, you need to press "Y" for carrying on smoothly with your installation.


3. Checking the Status of MongoDB:

Now we need to check whether the installation on Linux Mint 20 has also caused it to start automatically or not. 

This can be checked by running the following command in our terminal:

sudo systemctl status mongodb

When you will run this command, the status will appear on your terminal. With this, you can verify that the MongoDB service is active and running.


4. Accessing MongoDB in Linux Mint 20:

After verifying that the MongoDB service is active and running, we can easily access it by running the following command in our terminal:

mongo

Running this command will display the MongoDB shell on your terminal if it has been successfully installed on your Linux Mint 20 system.


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