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.

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:

wget https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/orientdb3/releases/3.0.4/orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz
tar xvf orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz

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

sudo mv orientdb-3.0.4 /opt/orientdb

Now add system user to manage OrientDB:

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

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

sudo nano /opt/orientdb/bin/orientdb.sh

Add the following line:

ORIENTDB_DIR="/opt/orientdb"
ORIENTDB_USER="orientdb"

Sample Output:

# chkconfig: 2345 20 80
# description: OrientDb init script
# processname: orientdb.sh

# You have to SET the OrientDB installation directory here
ORIENTDB_DIR="/opt/orientdb"
ORIENTDB_USER="orientdb"
LOG_DIR="../log"

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

cd /opt/orientdb/bin
sudo ./server.sh

Output:

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| WARNING: FIRST RUN CONFIGURATION |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
| 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 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://http://orientdb.com/)
#

[Unit]
Description=OrientDB Server
After=network.target
After=syslog.target

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

[Service]
User=orientdb
Group=orientdb
ExecStart=/opt/orientdb/bin/server.shCopy

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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