Step By Step Guide to Setup ArangoDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

In this blog we are discussing about for ArangoDB.  ArangoDB is an open source NoSQL and multi-model database. It is a simple and easy-to-use web interface and CLI for managing and monitoring databases. Using ArangoDB, we can easily used in small & large organization that process large amount of data. It supports three data models key/value, documents and graphs.

There are some steps to setup ArangoDB on Ubuntu:

Prerequisite:

  • Ubuntu system with Sudo privileges.

Step 1: Update the System.

apt-get update

Step 2: Install required dependencies.

apt-get install gnupg2 apt-transport-https

  • Import the ArangoDB GPG key and add the repository.

wget -q https://download.arangodb.com/arangodb34/DEBIAN/Release.key -O- | apt-key add -
&&
echo 'deb https://download.arangodb.com/arangodb34/DEBIAN/ /' | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arangodb.list

  • Here is the command output.

[email protected]:/home/ubuntu# wget -q https://download.arangodb.com/arangodb34/DEBIAN/Release.key -O- | apt-key add -
OK
[email protected]:/home/ubuntu# echo 'deb https://download.arangodb.com/arangodb34/DEBIAN/ /' | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arangodb.list
deb https://download.arangodb.com/arangodb34/DEBIAN/ /

  • Update the Packages.

apt-get update

Step 3: Install ArangoDB on system.

apt-get install arangodb3

  • Here is the command output.
  • Provide the ArangoDB root password.

  • Confirm the Password.

  • Select Yes to automatically upgrade the database files.

  • Select auto database storage engine & Click Ok.

  • Select Yes to backup database files before upgrading.

  • Once ArangoDB is installed, then Start & Enable the ArangoDB.

systemctl start arangodb3
&&
systemctl enable arangodb3

  • Here is the command output.

[email protected]:/home/ubuntu# systemctl start arangodb3
[email protected]:/home/ubuntu# systemctl enable arangodb3
Synchronizing state of arangodb3.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable arangodb3

Step 4: Open the ArangoDB Shell.

arangosh

  • Here is the command output.
  • Provide the root password & Press Enter.

  • Now,Create a Database.

Syntax:

db._createDatabase("db-name");

Example:

db._createDatabase("Mydatabase");

  • Create a database user.

Syntax:

var users = require("@arangodb/users");
users.save("user-name", "type_password");

Example:

var users = require("@arangodb/users");
users.save("[email protected]", "Password");

  • Grant all the privileges to the database.

Syntax:

users.grantDatabase("user-name", "db-name");

Example:

users.grantDatabase("[email protected]", "Mydatabase");

  • Here is the command output.

127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> db._createDatabase("Mydatabase");
true
127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> var users = require("@arangodb/users");
127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> users.save("[email protected]", "Password");
{
"user" : "[email protected]",
"active" : true,
"extra" : {
},
"code" : 201
}
127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> users.grantDatabase("[email protected]", "Mydatabase");

  • List the databases.

db._databases()

  • Exit from the ArangoDB shell.

exit

  • Here is the command output.

127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> db._databases()
[
"Mydatabase",
"_system"
]
127.0.0.1:[email protected]_system> exit
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Step 5: To check the ArangoDB connection using the created database and user-name.

Syntax:

arangosh --server.username "user-name" --server.database db-name

Example:

arangosh --server.username "[email protected]" --server.database Mydatabase

  • Here is the command output.
  • Provide the Password of created user & Press Enter.

  • Exit from the ArangoDB shell.

Step 5: Open the following port number in UFW.

ufw allow 8529

Step 6: Open ArangoDB Web Interface.

  • Open the config file.

vim /etc/arangodb3/arangod.conf

  • Find the following line.

endpoint = tcp://127.0.0.1:8529

  • Edit it with the following line.

endpoint = tcp://server-ip:8529
or
endpoint = tcp://0.0.0.0:8529

  • Restart the ArangoDB.

systemctl restart arangodb3

  • Now Open the ArangoDB Web Interface using following URL.

http://server-ip:8529

  • Here is the output.
  • Provide the ArangoDB username & Password.
  • Click on Login.

  • Select the database & click on Select DB.
  • We have two database name such as _system & create db-name(Mydatabase).
  • If we select created database then click on Select DB:Mydatabase.

  • Now ArangoDB is Ready.

  • If we select the default database name _system then click on Select DB:_system.

  • Now ArangoDB is Ready.
  • Click on Dashboard.

  • Here we can see some Statistics.

Request Statistics Graph

  • Click on System Resources.

System Resources Graph

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