Shawn Ng

Dgraph Installation Tarball Method

Dgraph is a native GraphQL database with a graph backend. The official tutorial shows the docker installation method. Here is the instruction to install Dgraph via the tarball method. 


Go to the official GitHub repository of Dgraph:

Go to the release section:

After you decide on the release version, under assets, download the file that matches your operating system. For example, if you are using Linux operating system, you should look for dgraph-linux-amd64.tar.gz. Click on the file to download it.

Unpack the tar.gz file using the following command:

# unpack to current directory
$ tar -xzf dgraph-linux-amd64.tar.gz
# or unpack to a folder
$ mkdir -p foldername
$ tar -xzf dgraph-linux-amd64.tar.gz -C foldername

# you should see 3 files
$ ls
badger  dgraph  dgraph-ratel

# to start server
$ ./dgraph zero
$ ./dgraph alpha
# to start UI
$ ./dgraph-ratel

With the above code executed, the server should be active now. You can verify by looking at the log. Or simply go to localhost:8000, which is the Dgraph's UI.

There you have it, the tarball installation method. Follow the rest of the Dgraph official documentation.

Published: 2021-03-30 | Updated: 2021-04-02

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