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Quickstart guide

Percona Backup for MongoDB (PBM) is an open source and distributed solution for consistent backups and restore of MongoDB sharded clusters and replica sets. Learn how PBM works.

Find the list of supported platforms for Percona Backup for MongoDB on the Percona Software and Platform Lifecycle page. Also, check supported MongoDB versions.


You can use any of the easy-install guides but we recommend using the package manager of your operating system for a convenient and quick way to try the software first.

Use the package manager of your operating system to install Percona Backup for MongoDB:

  • apt - for Debian and Ubuntu Linux
  • yum - for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible Linux derivatives

Install from repositories

Get our Docker image and spin up PBM for a quick evaluation.

Check the Docker guide for step-by-step guidelines.

Run in Docker

Percona Operator for Kubernetes is a controller introduced to simplify complex deployments that require meticulous and secure database expertise.

Check the Quickstart guides how to deploy and run PBM on Kubernetes with Percona Operator for MongoDB.

Deploy in Kubernetes Quickstart

Have a full control over the installation by building PBM from source code.

Check the guide below for step-by-step instructions.

Build from source

If you need to install PBM offline or prefer a specific version of it, check out the link below for a step-by-step guide and get access to the downloads directory.

Install from tarballs

Next steps

Initial setup

Get expert help

If you need assistance, visit the community forum for comprehensive and free database knowledge, or contact our Percona Database Experts for professional support and services.

Last update: July 11, 2024
Created: July 11, 2024