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How to Install DBeaver on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Dbeaver on an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) Ubuntu 18.04 server.

By Hitesh Jethva, Alibaba Cloud Community Blog author.

Introduction

DBeaver is a free, open source and well-known database management tool that can be used for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. It is a multi-platform database tool that supports any database which has JDBC driver, which will make your life easier if you work with different types of databases. You can build SQL queries, edit and transfer data, view trees of objects, monitor database connection sessions and much more using DBeaver.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and configure Dbeaver on an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Prerequisites

  • A fresh Alibaba Cloud instance with Ubuntu 18.04 desktop installed.
  • A root password is set up to your instance.

Create a new ECS instance and connect to your instance as the root user.

Once you are logged into your Ubuntu 18.04 instance, run the following command to update your base system with the latest available packages.

apt-get update -y

Install Java

DBeaver is written in the Java language, so you will need to install Java to your instance. so you will need to install Java to your instance. By default, the latest version of the Java is not available in the
Ubuntu 18.04 default repository. So, you will need to add the Java repository to your system.

You can add it by running the following command:

add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java

Once the repository is added, update the repository and install Java11 with the following command:

apt-get update -y
apt-get install oracle-java11-installer -y

Once the Java is installed, you can check the version of java with the following command:

java -version

Install DBeaver

By default, DBeaver CE is not available in the Ubuntu 18.04. So, you will need to add the DBeaver repository to your instance.

First, download and add the GPG key for DBeaver with the following command:

wget -O - https://dbeaver.io/debs/dbeaver.gpg.key | apt-key add -

Add the DBeaver repository with the following command:

echo "deb https://dbeaver.io/debs/dbeaver-ce /" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dbeaver.list

Update the repository and install DBeaver CE with the following command:

apt-get update -y
apt-get install dbeaver-ce -y

Once the DBeaver is installed, you can check the DBeaver version with the following command:

apt policy  dbeaver-ce 

Install and Configure MariaDB

You will need to install MariaDB database server and a sample database to connect from DBeaver Database tool. First, install MariaDB server with the following command:

apt-get install mariadb-server -y

After installing MariaDB, you will need to secure it first. You can secure it by running the following command:

mysql_secure_installation

Answer all the questions as shown below:

    Enter current password for root (enter for none):
    Set root password? [Y/n]: N
    Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
    Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
    Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]:  Y
    Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]:  Y

Once the MariaDB server is secured, log in to MariaDB shell with the following command:

mysql -u root -p

Enter your root password, then create a database and user for DBeaver:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE dbeaverdb;
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'dbeaver'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Next, grant all the privileges to DBeaver with the following command:

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dbeaverdb.* TO 'dbeaver'@'localhost';

Next, flush the privileges and exit from the MariaDB shell with the following command:

MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> QUIT;

Access DBeaver

DBeaver is now installed, it's time to access it from Unity dash.

You can open DBeaver from Unity Applications Launcher as shown below:

1

Now, choose MariaDB database and click on the Next button. You should see the following page:

2

Enter your database username, database name and password. Then, click on the test Connection button. You should see the following page:

3

Click on the Download button to download MariaDB driver. Once the database connection test returns a success. You should see the following page:

4

Click OK. You should see the database which you have created earlier in the following page:

5

Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully installed DBeaver CE tool on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. You can now easily manage your database using DBeaver.

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