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Installing Percona Server for MongoDB from binary tarball

Find links to the binary tarball under the Generic Linux menu item on the Percona website

There are two tarballs available:

  • percona-server-mongodb-<version>-x86_64.glibc2.17.tar.gz is the general tarball, compatible with any supported operating system except Ubuntu 22.04.

  • percona-server-mongodb-<version>-x86_64.glibc2.35.tar.gz is the tarball for Ubuntu 22.04.


The following packages are required for the installation.

  • libcurl4

  • libsasl2-modules

  • libsasl2-modules-gssapi-mit

  • libcurl

  • cyrus-sasl-gssapi

  • cyrus-sasl-plain

Check that they are installed in your operating system. Otherwise install them.


  1. Fetch and extract the correct binary tarball. For example, if you are running Debian 10 (“buster”):

    $ wget
    $ tar -xf percona-server-mongodb-4.4.15-15-x86_64.glibc2.17.tar.gz
  2. Add the location of the binaries to the PATH variable:

    $ export PATH=~/percona-server-mongodb-4.4.15-15/bin/:$PATH
  3. Create the default data directory:

    $ mkdir -p /data/db
  4. Make sure that you have read and write permissions for the data directory and run mongod.

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