Install CockroachDB on Debian 11

This article is going to take you through how to install CockroachDB on Debian 11. CockroachDB is a cloud-based serverless distributed SQL database for developing, scaling, and maintaining modern, data-intensive applications. It’s built on a transactional and highly consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally, survives disk, machine, rack, and even data center failures with minimal latency and no user intervention, supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions, and provides a familiar SQL API for data organization, manipulation, and querying.

How to Install CockroachDB on Debian 11

  • To obtain the most recent download link, navigate to the CockroachDB website. Then use the example command below to download and extract it.
curl | tar -xz && sudo cp -i cockroach-v22.1.0.linux-amd64/cockroach /usr/local/bin/
  • After that, copy the CockroachDB executable file to /usr/local/lib/cockroach. First, create the directory with the command below.
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/cockroach
  • Next, copy the library files to the directory created.
sudo cp -i cockroach-v22.1.0.linux-amd64/lib/ /usr/local/lib/cockroach/

sudo cp -i cockroach-v22.1.0.linux-amd64/lib/ /usr/local/lib/cockroach/
  • Use the command below to verify that the copied binary is working.
which cockroach

Sample output

  • Check CockroachDB version installed.
cockroach version

Sample output

Build Tag:        v22.1.0
Build Time:       2022/05/23 16:27:47
Distribution:     CCL
Platform:         linux amd64 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
Go Version:       go1.17.6
C Compiler:       gcc 6.5.0
Build Commit ID:  5b78463ed2e7106a8477b63fa837564ad02bb510
Build Type:       release

Start single node CockroachDB cluster on Debian 11

  • Create a single node cluster demo using the following commands.
cockroach start-single-node \
    --insecure \
    --store=commerce_database \
    --listen-addr=localhost:26257 \
    --http-addr=localhost:8080 \
  • Then start CockroachDB shell.
cockroach sql --insecure --host=localhost:26257
  • Next, let us create a demo user using the query below.
CREATE USER itnixpro;
  • Create a demo database using the following query.
  • Set demo_db as the default database.
SET DATABASE = demo_db;
  • Grant all privileges to itnixpro user using the following query.
GRANT ALL ON DATABASE demo_db TO itnixpro;
  • Run the following command to list created database.
SHOW database;
  • Use the command below to exit the shell.

Sample output

# Welcome to the CockroachDB SQL shell.
# All statements must be terminated by a semicolon.
# To exit, type: \q.
# Server version: CockroachDB CCL v22.1.0 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, built 2022/05/23 16:27:47, go1.17.6) (same version as client)
# Cluster ID: 44fe25a1-3fe9-4dce-a406-07179eaba4d1
No entry for terminal type "xterm-256color";
using dumb terminal settings.
# Enter \? for a brief introduction.
root@localhost:26257/defaultdb> CREATE USER itnixpro;

Time: 95ms total (execution 94ms / network 0ms)

root@localhost:26257/defaultdb> CREATE DATABASE demo_db;

Time: 19ms total (execution 19ms / network 1ms)

root@localhost:26257/defaultdb> SET DATABASE = demo_db;

Time: 5ms total (execution 5ms / network 0ms)

root@localhost:26257/demo_db> GRANT ALL ON DATABASE demo_db TO itnixpro;
NOTICE: grant options were automatically applied but this behavior is deprecated

Time: 72ms total (execution 72ms / network 0ms)

root@localhost:26257/demo_db> SHOW database;
(1 row)

Time: 2ms total (execution 1ms / network 0ms)

root@localhost:26257/demo_db> \q

Access CockroachDB Web Interface

  • Open your favorite web browser and enter your server/domain name followed by port 8080 e.g. server-IP:8080 or localhost:8080 as shown below.

The web interface can now be used to monitor your database. Note that the web interface cannot be used to create databases.

  • To monitor the metrics, go to metrics and choose a certain module and time.
  • Check your SQL activity by clicking on the SQL Activity option.
  • Click on Jobs to see running jobs.
  • It’s a warp! You have made it to the end of our article, Cheers! You have gone through how to install CockroachDB on Debian 11.

Read more on CockroachDB Documentation

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