Uninstall MongoDB from Ubuntu

To uninstall MongoDB from Ubuntu, first stop the Mongo Daemon if it is already running, remove MongoDB packages using APT (Advanced Package Tool), and finally remove the MongoDB logs from log directory, and MongoDB Databases from library.

Followign are the consolidated commands to uninstall MongoDB

sudo servicemongod stop
sudo apt-get purgemongodb-org*
sudo rm -r /var/log/mongodb
sudo rm -r /var/lib/mongodb

Following is a detailed step by step process to uninstall MongoDB. Open a Terminal and run the mentioned

  1. Stop Mongo Daemon if it is already running.

    Run the following command in a Terminal.

    sudo servicemongod stop

    Stopping Mongo Daemon ensures that there are no locks on any database files or such.

  2. Remove MongoDB packages using APT.

    Running the following command removes all the installed packages for MongoDB.

    sudo apt-get purgemongodb-org*
  3. Remove MongoDB Logs.

    Any logs for MongoDB, by default, is written to the location /var/log/mongodb/. Remove /var/log/mongodb/ and its sub-directories recursively.

    sudo rm -r /var/log/mongodb
  4. Remove MongoDB databases.

    Any databases created in MongoDB, by default, is written to the location /var/lib/mongodb/. Remove /var/lib/mongodb/ and its sub-directories recursively.

    sudo rm -r /var/lib/mongodb

    If you have created any other directories for MongoDB databases, you may also remove them.

Conclusion :

In this MongoDB Tutorial, we have learnt to completely uninstall MongoDB from Ubuntu.