On Mac OS X, Couchbase Server is supplied as a standard application. You can start Couchbase Server by double clicking on the application. Couchbase Server runs as a background application which installs a menubar item through which you can control the server.
The individual menu options perform the following actions:
Opens a standard About dialog containing the licensing and version information for the Couchbase Server installed.
Opens the Web Administration Console in your configured default browser.
Opens the Couchbase Server support forum within your default browser at the Couchbase website where you can ask questions to other users and Couchbase developers.
Checks for updated versions of Couchbase Server. This checks the currently installed version against the latest version available at Couchbase and offers to download and install the new version. If a new version is available, you will be presented with a dialog containing information about the new release.
If a new version is available, you can choose to skip the update, notify the existence of the update at a later date, or to automatically update the software to the new version.
If you choose the last option, the latest available version of Couchbase Server will be downloaded to your machine, and you will be prompted to allow the installation to take place. Installation will shut down your existing Couchbase Server process, install the update, and then restart the service once the installation has been completed.
Once the installation has been completed you will be asked whether you want to automatically update Couchbase Server in the future.
Using the update service also sends anonymous usage data to Couchbase on the current version and cluster used in your organization. This information is used to improve our service offerings.
You can also enable automated updates by selecting the Automatically download and install updates in the future checkbox.
If this menu item is checked, then the Web Console for administrating Couchbase Server will be opened whenever the Couchbase Server is started. Selecting the menu item will toggle the selection.
If this menu item is checked, then Couchbase Server will be automatically started when the Mac OS X machine starts. Selecting the menu item will toggle the selection.
Selecting this menu option will shut down your running Couchbase Server, and close the menubar interface. To restart, you must open the Couchbase Server application from the installation folder.