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 Membase 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
Membase.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 Membase application icon will appear in the menubar on the right-hand side. If there is no active configuration for Membase, then the Membase Web Console will be opened and you will be asked to complete the Membase Server setup process. See Section 3.4, “Setting up Membase Server” for more details.
The Membase application runs as a background application. Clicking on the menubar gives you a list of operations that can be performed, as shown in Figure 3.6, “Membase Server on Mac OS X Menubar Item”.
The individual menu options perform the following actions:
Opens a standard About dialog containing the licensing and version information for the Membase Server installed.
Opens the Web Administration Console in your configured default browser.
Opens the Membase 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 Membase 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 Membase 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 Membase 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 Membase 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 Membase Server will be opened whenever the Membase Server is started. Selecting the menu item will toggle the selection.
If this menu item is checked, then Membase 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 Membase Server, and close the menubar interface. To restart, you must open the Membase Server application from the installation folder.