When you finish installing OrientDB, whether you build it from source or download the binary package, you are ready to launch the database server. You can either start it through the system daemon or through the provided server script. This article only covers the latter.
Note: If you would like to run OrientDB as a service on your system, there are some additional steps that you need to take. This provides alternate methods for starting the server and allows you to launch it as a daemon when your system boots. For more information on this process see:
While you can run the database server as system daemon, you also have the option of starting it directly. In the OrientDB installation directory, (that is
bin, there is a file named
server.sh on Unix-based systems and
server.bat on Windows. Executing this file starts the server.
To launch the OrientDB database server, run the following commands:
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The database server is now running. It is accessible on your system through ports
At the first startup the server will ask for the root user password. The password is stored in the config file.
On the console where the server is running a simple CTRL+c will shutdown the server.
The shutdown.sh (shutdown.bat) script could be used to stop the server:
./shutdown.sh -p ROOT_PASSWORD
On *nix systems a simple call to shutdown.sh will stop the server running on localhost:
It is possible to stop servers running on remote hosts or even on different ports on localhost:
./shutdown.sh -h odb1.mydomain.com -P 2424-2430 -u root -p ROOT_PASSWORD
List of params
- -h | --host HOSTNAME or IP ADDRESS : the host or ip where OrientDB is running, default to localhost
- -P | --ports PORT or PORT RANGE : single port value or range of ports; default to 2424-2430
- -u | --user ROOT USERNAME : root's username; deafult to root
- -p | --password ROOT PASSWORD : root's user password; mandatory
NOTE: On Windows systems password is always mandatory because the script isn't able to discover the pid of the OrientDB's process.
Following the masthead, the database server begins to print log messages to standard output. This provides you with a guide to what OrientDB does as it starts up on your system.
The database server loads its configuration file from the file
For more information on this step, see OrientDB Server.
The database server loads the
tempdatabase into memory. You can use this database for storing temporary data.
The database server begins listening for binary connections on port
2424for all configured networks, (
The database server begins listening for HTTP connections on port
2480for all configured networks, (
By default, OrientDB listens on two different ports for external connections.
Binary: OrientDB listens on port
2424for binary connections from the console and for clients and drivers that support the Network Binary Protocol.
If you would like the database server to listen at different ports or IP address, you can define these values in the configuration file