How to reinstall mongodb in ubuntu linux

Before reinstalling mongodb, in your linux system check whats installed in the system


$ sudo dpkg -l | grep mongo
ii mongodb-org 2.6.3 amd64 MongoDB open source document-oriented database system (metapackage)
ii mongodb-org-mongos 2.6.3 amd64 MongoDB sharded cluster query router
ii mongodb-org-server 2.6.3 amd64 MongoDB database server
ii mongodb-org-shell 2.6.3 amd64 MongoDB shell client
ii mongodb-org-tools 2.6.3 amd64 MongoDB tools

Remove all

$ sudo apt-get remove mongodb*

Install mongodb again, check mongodb org


$ sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

For particular version

$ sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org=2.6.5 mongodb-org-server=2.6.5 mongodb-org-shell=2.6.5 mongodb-org-mongos=2.6.5 mongodb-org-tools=2.6.5

check whats newly installed

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep mongo
ii mongodb-org 2.6.8 amd64 MongoDB open source document-oriented database system (metapackage)
ii mongodb-org-mongos 2.6.8 amd64 MongoDB sharded cluster query router
ii mongodb-org-server 2.6.8 amd64 MongoDB database server
ii mongodb-org-shell 2.6.8 amd64 MongoDB shell client
ii mongodb-org-tools 2.6.8 amd64 MongoDB tools

check mongodb server status


$ sudo service mongod status

Start mongodb server

$ sudo service mongod start

Start mongo shell

$ mongo

check mongodb log file here

$ tail -n 200 /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log

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Author: Abhi

Hi, this is Abhilash - Senior Programmer Analyst at CoMakeIT, specialised on web programming. Mainly working on Ruby On Rails platform since 2010.

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