MongoDB is a great NoSQL database - and if you use ubuntu you may want to install it! Let's go over how to install MongoDB on Ubuntu. 🚀
1. Pre-installation Checklist:
Always Back Up: Before we begin, let me hit you with a golden rule of tech - Always back up your data! Ensure you've got a safe copy of your essential data. Awesome, moving on!
Update System Packages: It's always wise to start with the latest updates. It can save tons of headaches down the road.
2. Import MongoDB Public Key:
MongoDB is signed with a public key to ensure software consistency and authenticity. Let's import this key using the following:
3. Add MongoDB Source List:
Ubuntu repositories don't always house the latest MongoDB version. So, let's make sure we get the most updated one directly from MongoDB itself.
NOTE: The command will depend on the flavor of Ubuntu (pay attention to the label on the command, you only run one of these).
4. Installing MongoDB:
We're about to bring MongoDB to life on your system!
That's it! MongoDB is now dancing on your machine. 😄
5. Starting and Enabling MongoDB:
Just installing isn’t enough. Time to set it as a service so it keeps running:
And hey, if you want MongoDB to run every time your system does, simply use:
6. Verify Your Installation:
Let's confirm MongoDB is running smoothly:
sudo systemctl status mongod
If you see an “active” status, give yourself a pat on the back! You did it!