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Install Percona Server for MongoDB on Debian and Ubuntu

This document describes how to install Percona Server for MongoDB from Percona repositories on DEB-based distributions such as Debian and Ubuntu. We gather Telemetry data to understand the use of the software and improve our products.

Note

Percona Server for MongoDB should work on other DEB-based distributions, but it is tested only on platforms listed on the Percona Software and Platform Lifecycle page.

Package contents

Package Contains
percona-server-mongodb The mongo shell, import/export tools, other client utilities, server software, default configuration, and init.d scripts.
percona-server-mongodb-server The mongodserver, default configuration files, andinit.d` scripts
percona-server-mongodb-shell The mongo shell
percona-server-mongodb-mongos The mongos sharded cluster query router
percona-server-mongodb-tools Mongo tools for high-performance MongoDB fork from Percona
percona-server-mongodb-dbg Debug symbols for the server

Procedure

Configure Percona repository

Percona provides the percona-release configuration tool that simplifies operating repositories and enables to install and update both Percona Backup for MongoDB packages and required dependencies smoothly.

  1. Fetch percona-release packages from Percona web:

    $ wget https://repo.percona.com/apt/percona-release_latest.$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb
    
  2. Install the downloaded package with dpkg:

    $ sudo dpkg -i percona-release_latest.$(lsb_release -sc)_all.deb
    

    After you install this package, you have the access to Percona repositories. You can check the repository setup in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/percona-release.list file.

  3. Enable the repository:

    $ sudo percona-release enable psmdb-44 release
    
  4. Remember to update the local cache:

    $ sudo apt update
    

Install Percona Server for MongoDB

Run the following command to install the latest version of Percona Server for MongoDB:

$ sudo apt install percona-server-mongodb

To install a specific version of Percona Server for MongoDB, do the following:

  1. List available versions:

    $ sudo apt-cache madison percona-server-mongodb
    

    Sample output:

    percona-server-mongodb | 4.4.17-17.jammy | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main amd64 Packages
    percona-server-mongodb | 4.4.16-16.jammy | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main amd64 Packages
    percona-server-mongodb | 4.4.15-15.jammy | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main amd64 Packages
    percona-server-mongodb |  4.4.17-17 | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main Sources
    percona-server-mongodb |  4.4.16-16 | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main Sources
    percona-server-mongodb |  4.4.15-15 | http://repo.percona.com/psmdb-44/apt jammy/main Sources
    
  2. Install a specific version packages. You must specify each package with the version number. For example, to install Percona Server for MongoDB 4.4.15-15, run the following command:

    $ sudo apt install percona-server-mongodb=4.4.15-15.jammy percona-server-mongodb-mongos=4.4.15-15.jammy percona-server-mongodb-shell=4.4.15-15.jammy percona-server-mongodb-server=4.4.15-15.jammy percona-server-mongodb-tools=4.4.15-15.jammy
    

Run Percona Server for MongoDB

By default, Percona Server for MongoDB stores data files in /var/lib/mongodb/ and configuration parameters in /etc/mongod.conf.

Starting the service

Percona Server for MongoDB is started automatically after installation unless it encounters errors during the installation process.

You can also manually start it using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl start mongod

Confirming that the service is running

Check the service status using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl status mongod

Stopping the service

Stop the service using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl stop mongod

Restarting the service

Restart the service using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl restart mongod

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