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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.

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Package contents
Package Contains
percona-server-mongodb The mongosh shell, import/export tools, other client utilities, server software, default configuration, and init.d scripts.
percona-server-mongodb-server The mongod server, default configuration files, and init.d scripts
percona-server-mongodb-shell The mongosh 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


Before you start, check the system requirements.

Configure Percona repository

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

  1. Fetch percona-release packages from Percona web:

    $ wget$(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-60 release
  4. Remember to update the local cache:

    $ sudo apt update

Create the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/percona-psmdb-60-release.list configuration file with the following contents:


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 | 6.0.2-1.buster | buster/main amd64 Packages
  2. Install a specific version packages. You must specify each package with the version number. For example, to install Percona Server for MongoDB 6.0.2-1, run the following command:

    $ sudo apt install percona-server-mongodb=6.0.2-1.buster percona-server-mongodb-mongos=6.0.2-1.buster percona-server-mongodb-shell=6.0.2-1.buster percona-server-mongodb-server=6.0.2-1.buster percona-server-mongodb-tools=6.0.2-1.buster

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

Run Percona Server for MongoDB

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

Start the service

You can manually start the service using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl start mongod

Confirm that the service is running

Check the service status using the following command:

$ sudo systemctl status mongod

Stop the service

$ sudo systemctl stop mongod

Restart the service

$ sudo systemctl restart mongod

Congratulations! Your Percona Server for MongoDB is up and running.

Next steps

Connect to MongoDB

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