I'm using this official guide to install MongoDB on my Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). At Run MongoDB Community Edition I got

Failed to start mongod.service: Unit mongod.service not found.

After typing sudo service mongod start. I just looked into /var/log/mongodb, and it's empty. I didn't have any other error before this problem. How can I fix this?

Solution 1

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Steps to install MongoDB Community Edition on Ubuntu 16.04

Run these commands in Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T):

To remove an already installed MongoDB

  1. sudo apt-get purge mongodb-org*

  2. sudo rm -r /var/log/mongodb sudo rm -r /var/lib/mongodb

Then start installing with the following commands:

  1. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 0C49F3730359A14518585931BC711F9BA15703C6

  2. echo "deb [ arch=amd64,arm64 ] http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu xenial/mongodb-org/3.4 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.4.list

  3. sudo apt-get update

  4. sudo apt-get install -y mongodb-org

To start MongoDB run:

sudo service mongod start