How To Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, OrientDB is an open-source NoSQL database management system written in Java. One of its main features is that it is not only NoSQL-based but also very fast. It is the most versatile DBMS which supports Graph, Document, Reactive, Full-Text, Geospatial, and Key-Value models in one Multi-Model product.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the OrientDB open-source NoSQL database on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install curl apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we download the latest community version visit OrientDB from the official site:

tar xvf orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz

Next, move the Extracted setup to /opt/oriendb directory:

sudo mv orientdb-3.0.4 /opt/orientdb

Now add a system user to manage OrientDB:

sudo useradd -r orientdb -s /sbin/nologin
sudo chown -R orientdb:orientdb /opt/orientdb/

Then, open the config script, and replace the user and DB config path:

sudo nano /opt/orientdb/bin/

Add the following line:


Sample Output:

# chkconfig: 2345 20 80
# description: OrientDb init script
# processname:

# You have to SET the OrientDB installation directory here

Next, navigate to /opt/orientdb/bin path and run script:

cd /opt/orientdb/bin
sudo ./


| This is the first time the server is running. Please type a |
| password of your choice for the 'root' user or leave it blank |
| to auto-generate it. |
| |
| To avoid this message set the environment variable or JVM |
| setting ORIENTDB_ROOT_PASSWORD to the root password to use. |

Root password [BLANK=auto generate it]: *********
Please confirm the root password: *********

Step 3. Create OrientDB Service.

First, copy the OrientDB service file to /etc/systemd/system/ directory:

sudo cp /opt/orientdb/bin/orientdb.service /etc/systemd/system/

Next, edit the OrientDB service file and add the following:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/orientdb.service

Add the following line:

# right (c) OrientDB LTD (http://

Description=OrientDB Server



Then, start OrientDB and enable it for starting at boot time:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start orientdb.service
sudo systemctl status orientdb.service

Step 4. Access OrientDB Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and go to http://your-server-ip:2480 and you should see this.

Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed OrientDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing OrientDB open source NoSQL database on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official OrientDB website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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