Ubuntu/Debian Installation

Ubuntu/Debian Installation

This installation information applies both to Ubuntu and Debian platforms.

Only 64 bit systems are supported.

You need to be logged in as root (superuser) to complete the installation.

On modern versions of Debian (Debian 8+) and Ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04+), the "apt" command simplifies the installation greatly.

  1. Download and install the appropriate meta package from the package download location. This will install the package source and the Couchbase public keys:
    curl -O http://packages.couchbase.com/releases/couchbase-release/couchbase-release-1.0-4-amd64.deb   
    sudo dpkg -i couchbase-release-1.0-4-amd64.deb
  2. Run the following commands to automatically download and install Couchbase along with the appropriate libssl and Python dependencies.
    apt-get update
    apt install ./couchbase-server.deb
    Note: The "./" in the command is necessary as the command expects a path. Otherwise the apt command handles it like a package name.
  3. On earlier versions of Debian, run the following commands to install Couchbase Server:
    apt-get update
    dpkg -i ./couchbase-server.deb
    apt-get -f install

    Couchbase Server starts automatically and is configured to automatically start during boot under the 2, 3, 4, and 5 run levels.

    Refer to the Ubuntu documentation for more information about installing packages using the Debian package manager.

    After installation is completed, the installation process displays a message similar to the following:

    Selecting previously deselected package couchbase-server. 
    (Reading database … 73755 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking couchbase-server (from couchbase-server_x86_64_2.1.0-xxx-rel.deb) … 
    libssl0.9.8 is installed. Continue installing 
    Minimum RAM required : 4 GB 
    System RAM configured : 4058708 kilobytes
          
          
    Minimum number of processors required : 4 cores 
    Number of processors on the system : 4 cores
    Setting up couchbase-server  … 
    
    Starting couchbase-server[  OK  ]
    
    You have successfully installed Couchbase Server.
    Browse to http://cen-1733:8091/ to configure your server.
    Refer to http://couchbase.com for additional resources.
    
    Update your firewall configuration to
    allow connections to the following ports: 11211, 11210, 11209, 4369,
    8091, 8092, 18091, 18092, 11214, 11215 and from 21100 to 21299.
    
    By using this software you agree to the End User License Agreement.
    See /opt/couchbase/LICENSE.txt.    
Note: After successful installation, use the service command to manage the Couchbase Server service, including checking the current status. Refer to the Ubuntu documentation for instructions.
Note: Microsoft Azure Ubuntu version 12 and Ubuntu version 14 images from Canonical may throw the following warning messages during installation. The installation completes without a problem and it is safe to ignore these messages.

sent invalidate(group) request, exiting

sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting

Open a web browser and access the Couchbase Web Console to set up Couchbase Server.

Installing as non-root, non-sudo

A non-root, non-sudo installation will run Couchbase Server and all Couchbase Server command-line tools.
Note: Only 64 bit systems are supported.
  1. After downloading the Couchbase Server DEB package, go to the directory where it is located and extract it:
    dpkg-deb -x couchbase-server-version.deb $HOME

    In the directory where you extracted the files, you will see /opt and /etc subdirectories.

  2. After you extract the Couchbase Server installation files, go to the subdirectory:
    cd opt/couchbase
  3. Run the following script to relocate the Couchbase Server installation to the present working directory (PWD):
    ./bin/install/reloc.sh `pwd`

    This allows you to continue the installation as a non-root, non-sudo user.

  4. To run the server use
    ./bin/couchbase-server -- -noinput -detached
  5. To stop the server use
    ./bin/couchbase-server -k