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~ Installing a self-hosted UniFi Network Server on Debian 11

UniFi manager
Fig: UniFi manager.

I have been using a couple of UniFi devices in my home network for a couple of years. These devices proved to be reliable and full-featured, especially considering the relatively low price point. To manage UniFi devices a self-hosted instance of the UniFi network server is practical, especially when you already have a home server.

Unfortunately, the official installation instructions for UniFi miss a crucial step for installation on Debian 11. The network manager is not compatible with newer versions of mongodb. To install a version of mongodb compatible with UniFi on Debian 11, use the following commands:

wget -qO - https://www.mongodb.org/static/pgp/server-3.6.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian stretch/mongodb-org/3.6 main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.6.list
sudo apt-get install mongodb-org=3.6.23
sudo apt-get install mongodb-org-server=3.6.23