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Use this tutorial to manually install MongoDB 5.0 Enterprise
Edition on Debian Linux using a downloaded
MongoDB Enterprise Edition is available on select platforms and contains support for several features related to security and monitoring.
This tutorial installs MongoDB 5.0 Enterprise Edition. To install a different version of MongoDB Enterprise, use the version drop-down menu in the upper-left corner of this page to select the documentation for that version.
While MongoDB can be installed manually via a downloaded
tarball as described in this document, it is recommended to use the
apt package manager on your system to install MongoDB if
possible. Using a package manager automatically installs all needed
dependencies, provides an example
mongod.conf file to get you
started, and simplifies future upgrade and maintenance tasks.
➤ See Install MongoDB using the apt Package Manager for instructions.
MongoDB 5.0 Enterprise Edition supports the following 64-bit Debian releases on x86_64 architecture:
- Debian 10 "Buster"
- Debian 9 "Stretch"
MongoDB only supports the 64-bit versions of these platforms.
To run MongoDB in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), refer to the WSL documentation.
Before deploying MongoDB in a production environment, consider the Production Notes document which offers performance considerations and configuration recommendations for production MongoDB deployments.
Use the following command to install the dependencies required for the
Follow these steps to manually install MongoDB Enterprise Edition from
After you have installed the required prerequisite packages, download
the MongoDB Enterprise
tgz tarball from the following link:
- In the Version dropdown, select the version of MongoDB to download.
- In the Platform dropdown, select your operating system version and architecture.
- In the Package dropdown, select tgz.
- Click Download.
The MongoDB binaries are in the
bin/ directory of the tarball.
You can either:
Copy the binaries into a directory listed in your
PATHvariable, such as
/path/to/the/mongodb-directory/with your installation directory as appropriate)
sudo cp /path/to/the/mongodb-directory/bin/* /usr/local/bin/
Create symbolic links to the binaries from a directory listed in your
PATHvariable, such as
/path/to/the/mongodb-directory/with your installation directory as appropriate):
sudo ln -s /path/to/the/mongodb-directory/bin/* /usr/local/bin/
mongosh then use the MongoDB Shell
to connect to your deployment.
By default, a MongoDB instance stores:
- its data files in
- its log files in
If you installed via the package manager, these default directories are created during the installation.
If you installed manually by downloading the tarballs, you can create
the directories using
mkdir -p <directory> or
sudo mkdir -p
<directory> depending on the user that will run MongoDB. (See your
linux man pages for information on
By default, MongoDB runs using the
mongodb user account. If you
change the user that runs the MongoDB process, you must also modify
the permission to the
directories to give this user access to these directories.
To specify a different log file directory and data file directory, edit
storage.dbPath settings in
/etc/mongod.conf. Ensure that the user running MongoDB has
access to these directories.
Most Unix-like operating systems limit the system resources that a
process may use. These limits may negatively impact MongoDB operation,
and should be adjusted. See UNIX
ulimit Settings for the recommended
settings for your platform.
Starting in MongoDB 4.4, a startup error is generated if the
ulimit value for number of open files is under
Follow these steps to run MongoDB Enterprise Edition. These instructions assume that you are using the default settings.
Create a directory where the MongoDB instance stores its data. For example:
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/mongo
Create a directory where the MongoDB instance stores its log. For example:
sudo mkdir -p /var/log/mongodb
The user that starts the MongoDB process must have read and write permission to these directories. For example, if you intend to run MongoDB as yourself:
sudo chown `whoami` /var/lib/mongo # Or substitute another user sudo chown `whoami` /var/log/mongodb # Or substitute another user
Verify that MongoDB has started successfully by
checking the process output for the following line in the
[initandlisten] waiting for connections on port 27017
You may see non-critical warnings in the process output. As long as you see the log line shown above, you can safely ignore these warnings during your initial evaluation of MongoDB.
By default, MongoDB launches with
bindIp set to
127.0.0.1, which binds to the localhost network interface. This
means that the
mongod can only accept connections from
clients that are running on the same machine. Remote clients will not be
able to connect to the
mongod, and the
not be able to initialize a replica set unless this value is set
to a valid network interface.
This value can be configured either: