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Install MongoDB 3.4.3 on Fedora 26

Use the RPM packages.

In case of Fedora MongoDB RPM Package, mongodb RPM includes the client commands "mongo". mongodb-server RPM includes the server files and the commands such as "mongod" and "mongos".


Install is easy. Just type dnf install.

Build single non-sharding and single server, as it is used as a local development.

$ sudo dnf install mongo mongodb-server
$ rpm -q mongodb mongodb-server
$ rpm -ql mongodb
$ rpm -ql mongodb-server
$ cat /etc/passwd | grep mongodb
mongodb:x:184:184:MongoDB Database Server:/var/lib/mongodb:/sbin/nologin


Change the database directory's partition.

As /var/lib/mongodb used as storage directory is in small sized partition, I changed it to bigger /home partition.

$ mkdir -p /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb

$ sudo chown mongodb:root /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb

$ ls -dl /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb
drwxrwxr-x 2 mongodb root 4096 Nov 12 22:18 /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb

$ chmod 755 /home/jaruga
$ cd /var/lib

$ sudo rm -rf mongodb

$ sudo ln -s /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb mongodb

$ ls -l /var/lib/mongodb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Nov 12 22:26 /var/lib/mongodb -> /home/jaruga/var/lib/mongodb/


$ sudo systemctl start mongod

$ systemctl status mongod | grep Active
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2017-11-12 23:32:19 CET; 14min ago

$ mongo
MongoDB shell version v3.4.3
connecting to: mongodb://
MongoDB server version: 3.4.3
Welcome to the MongoDB shell.
For interactive help, type "help".
For more comprehensive documentation, see
Questions? Try the support group
Server has startup warnings: 
2017-11-12T22:36:29.770+0100 I STORAGE  [initandlisten] 
2017-11-12T22:36:29.770+0100 I STORAGE  [initandlisten] ** WARNING: Using the XFS filesystem is strongly recommended with the WiredTiger storage engine
2017-11-12T22:36:29.770+0100 I STORAGE  [initandlisten] **          See
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] 
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] ** WARNING: Access control is not enabled for the database.
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] **          Read and write access to data and configuration is unrestricted.
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] 
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] 
2017-11-12T22:36:30.232+0100 I CONTROL  [initandlisten] ** WARNING: soft rlimits too low. rlimits set to 30566 processes, 64000 files. Number of processes should be at least 32000 : 0.5 times number of files.
> db

> use test
switched to db test

> exit

$ sudo systemctl stop mongod

It works.

Reference: Install MongoDB Community Edition on Red Hat Enterprise or CentOS Linux — MongoDB Manual 3.4

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