Installing as non-root, non-sudo

Installing as non-root, non-sudo

Installation on Mac OS X as non-root, non-sudo user is used only for development purposes.

If you perform a non-sudo, non-root installation, you can run Couchbase Server and all Couchbase command-line tools.

To install as non-root, non-sudo:

  1. After downloading Couchbase Server, open terminal and go to the Downloads directory:
    cd ~/Downloads/
  2. Unzip the package containing Couchbase Server:
    open couchbase-server-version.zip
  3. Move Couchbase App to your /Applications folder:
    mv couchbase-server-versioin/Couchbase\Server.app/Applications/
  4. Start Couchbase Server from the terminal:
    open /Applications/Couchbase\Server.app
    This enables you to use Couchbase Server as a non-sudo, non-root user.
  5. To stop the Couchbase Server, click on its icon in the menu bar and select Quit Couchbase Server .