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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
Book Image

Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By: Uday Sawant

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating systems and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system. Ubuntu server is a popular Linux distribution and the first choice when deploying a Linux server. It can be used with a $35 Raspberry Pi to top-notch, thousand-dollar-per-month cloud hardware. Built with lists that there are 4 million + websites built using Ubuntu. With its easy-to-use package management tools and availability of well-known packages, we can quickly set up our own services such as web servers and database servers using Ubuntu. This book will help you develop the skills required to set up high performance and secure services with open source tools. Starting from user management and an in-depth look at networking, we then move on to cover the installation and management of web servers and database servers, as well as load balancing various services. You will quickly learn to set up your own cloud and minimize costs and efforts with application containers. Next, you will get to grips with setting up a secure real-time communication system. Finally, we’ll explore source code hosting and various collaboration tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Ubuntu Server Cookbook
About the Author

Storing and retrieving data with MongoDB

In this recipe, we will look at basic CRUD operations with MongoDB. We will learn how to create databases, store, retrieve, and update stored data. This is a recipe to get started with MongoDB.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have installed and configured MongoDB. You can also use the MongoDB installation on a remote server.

How to do it…

Follow these steps to store and retrieve data with MongoDB:

  1. Open a shell to interact with the Mongo server:

    $ mongo
  2. To open a shell on a remote server, use the command given. Replace server_ip and port with the respective values:

    $ mongo server_ip:port/db
  3. To create and start using a new database, type use dbname. Since schemas in MongoDB are dynamic, you do not need to create a database before using it:

    > use testdb
  4. You can type help in Mongo shell to get a list of available commands and help regarding a specific command:

    > help: Let’s insert our first document:

    > db.users.insert({‘name’:’ubuntu’,’uid’:1001...