Couchbase setup overview

Couchbase setup overview

Quick overview of the setup process.

  1. Make sure your machine meets the system requirements.
  2. Install Couchbase Server.

    To install Couchbase Server, download the appropriate package for your chosen platform and follow the corresponding platform-specific instructions.

    • To perform a fresh installation (not an upgrade) over a previous Couchbase Server installation, remove Couchbase Server and any associated data from your machine before installing.
    • To retain existing datasets from a previous Couchbase Server installation, perform an upgrade installation.
  3. Test the installation by connecting and storing some data using the native memcached protocol.
  4. Set up the new Couchbase Server system by completing the web-based setup instructions.
Warning: Implement the same operating system on all machines within each discreet cluster. If XDCR (Cross Data Center Replication) is used, implement the same operating system on the target cluster(s) as on the source cluster(s). Mixed clusters and mixed XDCR deployments are not supported due to incompatibility caused by differences in the number of shards between platforms.
Table 1. Example deployments
Scenario Implementation Compatibility
Standalone cluster Cluster A with 4 nodes all Linux OR all Windows OK
Standalone cluster Cluster A with 2 nodes Linux AND 2 nodes Windows NOT OK
Separate discreet clusters Cluster A = Linux, Cluster B = Windows OK
Replicating clusters Cluster A = Linux with XDCR to Cluster B = Linux OK
Replicating clusters Cluster A = Windows with XDCR to Cluster B = Linux NOT OK