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Installing the Database Tools on Linux

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The MongoDB Database Tools are a suite of command-line utilities for working with MongoDB. Use this guide to install the Database Tools on the Linux platform.

You can use the MongoDB Database Tools to migrate from a self-hosted deployment to MongoDB Atlas. MongoDB Atlas is the fully managed service for MongoDB deployments in the cloud. To learn more, see Seed with mongorestore.

To learn all the ways you can migrate to MongoDB Atlas, see Migrate or Import Data.

Starting with MongoDB 4.4, the MongoDB Database Tools are now released separately from the MongoDB Server and use their own versioning, with an initial version of 100.0.0. Previously, these tools were released alongside the MongoDB Server and used matching versioning.

For documentation on the MongoDB 4.2 or earlier versions of these tools, reference the MongoDB Server Documentation for that version of the tool:


Quick links to older documentation

MongoDB Database Tools version 100.9.0 supports the following versions of the MongoDB server:

  • MongoDB 7.0

  • MongoDB 6.0

  • MongoDB 5.0

  • MongoDB 4.4

  • MongoDB 4.2

While the tools may work on earlier versions of MongoDB server, any such compatibility is not guaranteed.

The MongoDB Database Tools version 100.9.0 are supported on the following platforms on the x86_64 architecture:

  • Amazon Linux 2 and 2013.03+

  • Debian 10, 9, and 8

  • RHEL / CentOS 8, 7, and 6

  • SUSE 12

  • Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and 16.04

In addition, the Database Tools also support select Linux platforms on the arm64, ppc64le, and s390x architectures. See Supported Platforms for more information.

The MongoDB Database Tools can be installed with your Linux distribution's package manger or downloaded as a .tgz archive. Select the appropriate tab based on your Linux distribution and desired package from the tabs below:

  • To install the .deb package on Ubuntu and Debian, click the DEB Package tab.

  • To install the .rpm package on RHEL / CentOS / SUSE, click the RPM Package tab.

  • To install the .tgz tarball, click the TGZ Archive tab.

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