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Installation of MongoDB 3.2 in Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04 (64 Bit Only)


MongoDB 3.2 only provides packages for 64-bit long-term support Ubuntu releases. Currently, this means 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). While the packages may work with other Ubuntu releases, this is not a supported configuration.

Step 1 : Import the public key used by the package management system.

The Ubuntu package management tools (i.e. dpkg and apt) ensure package consistency and authenticity by requiring that distributors sign packages with GPG keys. Issue the following command to import the MongoDB public GPG Key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv EA312927


Step 2 : Create a list file for MongoDB.

Create the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.2.list list file using the command appropriate for your version of Ubuntu:


Ubuntu 12.04

echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu precise/mongodb-org/3.2 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.2.list

Ubuntu 14.04

echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu trusty/mongodb-org/3.2 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.2.list

Step 3 :  Reload local package database.

Issue the following command to reload the local package database:

sudo apt-get update


Step 4 : Install the MongoDB packages.

You can install either the latest stable version of MongoDB or a specific version of MongoDB.

Install the latest stable version of MongoDB.

Issue the following command:

sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

Step 5 : Pin a specific version of MongoDB.

Although you can specify any available version of MongoDB, apt-get will upgrade the packages when a newer version becomes available. To prevent unintended upgrades, pin the package. To pin the version of MongoDB at the currently installed version, issue the following command sequence:

echo "mongodb-org hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
echo "mongodb-org-server hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
echo "mongodb-org-shell hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
echo "mongodb-org-mongos hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections
echo "mongodb-org-tools hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections


Step 6 : Run MongoDB Community Edition

The MongoDB instance stores its data files in /var/lib/mongodb and its log files in /var/log/mongodb by default, and runs using the mongodb user account. You can specify alternate log and data file directories in /etc/mongod.conf. See systemLog.path and storage.dbPath for additional information.

If you change the user that runs the MongoDB process, you must modify the access control rights to the /var/lib/mongodb and /var/log/mongodb directories to give this user access to these directories.


A.Start MongoDB.

Issue the following command to start mongod:

sudo service mongod start


B.Stop MongoDB.

As needed, you can stop the mongod process by issuing the following command:

sudo service mongod stop


C.Restart MongoDB.

Issue the following command to restart mongod:

sudo service mongod restart


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Installation of MongoDB 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 / 14.04 (32 Bit Only)

Please repeat the Step 1, 2 and 3 from above.

Step 4 : Install the MongoDB packages.

sudo apt-get install mongodb

Please repeat the Step 5 from above.

Step 6 : Run MongoDB Community Edition

A.Start MongoDB.

sudo service mongodb start

B.Stop MongoDB.

sudo service mongodb stop

C.Restart MongoDB.

sudo service mongodb restart

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