The Mac OS X installation uses a Zip file which contains a
standalone application that can be copied to the
Applications folder or to any other
location you choose. The installation location does not affect
the location of the Couchbase data files.
Download the Mac OS X Zip file.
Double-click the downloaded Zip installation file to extract
the contents. This will create a single file, the
Drag and Drop the
Couchbase.app to your
chosen installation folder, such as the system
Once the application has been copied to your chosen location, you can double-click on the application to start it. The application itself has no user interface. Instead, the Couchbase application icon will appear in the menubar on the right-hand side. If there is no active configuration for Couchbase, then the Couchbase Web Console will be opened and you will be asked to complete the Couchbase Server setup process. See Section 2.4, “Setting up Couchbase Server” for more details.
The Couchbase application runs as a background application. Clicking on the menubar gives you a list of operations that can be performed. For more information, see Section 3.2.3, “Startup and Shutdown on Mac OS X” .
The command line tools are included within the Couchbase Server
application directory. You can access them within Terminal by
using the full location of the Couchbase Server installation. By
default, this is