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Installing Percona Server for MongoDB from Binary Tarball

You can find links to the binary tarballs from the Percona Server for MongoDB download page.

  1. Fetch and extract the correct binary tarball. For example, if you are running Debian 8 (“jessie”):

    $ wget
    $ tar xfz percona-server-mongodb-3.0.5-rel0.7rc-r42b00da-jessie-x86_64-bundle.tar
  2. Copy the extracted binaries to the target directory:

    $ mkdir psmdb
    $ cp -r -n percona-server-mongodb-3.0.5-rel0.7rc-r42b00da-jessie-x86_64-bundle/ psmdb
  3. Add the location of the binaries to the PATH variable:

    $ export PATH ~/psmdb/bin:$PATH
  4. Create the default data directory:

    $ mkdir -p /data/db
  5. Make sure that you have read and write permissions for the data directory and run mongod.


    By default, Percona Server for MongoDB starts with the MMAPv1 storage engine (standard engine in MongoDB). If you want to run with PerconaFT, specify the --storageEngine=PerconaFT option on the command line when running mongod, or set the storage.engine option in the configuration file. For more information, see Switching Storage Engines.

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