Installing ArangoDB on macOS
ArangoDB under macOS can be installed via:
When installing ArangoDB via the macOS package manager Homebrew, only the Community Edition is available.
The Homebrew installation is updated a few days after the official release of a new version.
If you are using homebrew, then you can install the latest released stable version of ArangoDB using brew as follows:
brew install arangodb
This will install the current stable version of ArangoDB and all dependencies within your Homebrew tree. Note that the server will be installed as:
You can start the server by running the command
Configuration file is located at
The ArangoDB shell will be installed as:
You can uninstall ArangoDB using:
brew uninstall arangodb
However, in case you started ArangoDB using the launchctl, you need to unload it before uninstalling the server:
launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.arangodb.plist
Then remove the LaunchAgent:
If the latest ArangoDB version is not shown in Homebrew, you
also need to update Homebrew executing the command
- The ArangoDB Starter is not included in v3.4.0. This issue will be fixed in a later 3.4.x version.
- The Commandline argument parsing does not accept blanks in filenames; the CLI version below does.
If you need to change server endpoint while starting homebrew version, you can edit arangod.conf file and uncomment line with endpoint needed, e.g.:
[server] endpoint = tcp://0.0.0.0:8529
Visit the official Download page of the ArangoDB website and download the DMG Package for macOS.
We provide a graphical app. You can install the application ArangoDB in your application folder.
Command line App
We provide a command-line app. You can install the application ArangoDB-CLI in your application folder.
Starting the application will start the server and open a terminal window showing you the log-file.
ArangoDB server has been started The database directory is located at '/Users/<user>/Library/ArangoDB/var/lib/arangodb3' The log file is located at '/Users/<user>/Library/ArangoDB/var/log/arangodb3/arangod.log' You can access the server using a browser at 'http://127.0.0.1:8529/' or start the ArangoDB shell '/Applications/ArangoDB3-CLI.app/Contents/Resources/arangosh' Switching to log-file now, killing this windows will NOT stop the server. 2018-03-16T09:37:01Z  INFO ArangoDB (version 3.3.4 [darwin]) is ready for business. Have fun!
Note that it is possible to install both, the homebrew version and the command-line app. You should, however, edit the configuration files of one version and change the port used.
Installing using the archive
Starting from v3.4.0 a tar.gz package is also available for macOS.
Visit the official Download page of the ArangoDB website and download the tar.gz archive for macOS.
To install, just extract the archive.