How to Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 LTS

In this article, We are going to perform How to Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS or any other cloud platform like Amazon Ec2, Azure VM, Google Cloud Compute,etc. with preinstalled Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS.


OrientDB is Open Source No SQL database management system.


  • Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 LTS with Minimal Installation
  • SSH Access with sudo privileges
  • Open Firewall Port: 2480

Step #1: Download and Install OrientDB on Ubuntu

Navigate to /tmp directory.

cd /tmp

Download the OrientDB setup. To download latest community version visit OrientDB official site.



Resolving (

Connecting to (||:443... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 39038249 (37M) [application/x-gzip]

Saving to: ‘orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz’

orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz                     100%[===================================================================================>]  37.23M  71.9MB/s    in 0.5s

Extract the Setup

tar xvf orientdb-3.0.4.tar.gz

Move Extracted setup to /opt/oriendb directory

sudo mv orientdb-3.0.4 /opt/orientdb

Create a user named “oriendb” with no shell access

sudo useradd -r orientdb -s /sbin/nologin

Give the ownership permission to oriendb user

sudo chown -R orientdb:orientdb /opt/orientdb/

Open the config script , replace user and DB config path as shown below

sudo nano /opt/orientdb/bin/




Change to



Sample Output:

# chkconfig: 2345 20 80
# description: OrientDb init script
# processname:

# You have to SET the OrientDB installation directory here

Navigate to /opt/orientdb/bin path

cd /opt/orientdb/bin

Run script

sudo ./

You should be prompted to create a root password and confirm password. Set a Password and continue.

Sample Output:

2021-05-24 06:53:34:988 INFO Listening http connections on (protocol v.10, socket=default) [OServerNetworkListener]

| This is the first time the server is running. Please type a |
| password of your choice for the 'root' user or leave it blank |
| to auto-generate it. |
| |
| To avoid this message set the environment variable or JVM |
| setting ORIENTDB_ROOT_PASSWORD to the root password to use. |

Root password [BLANK=auto generate it]: *********
Please confirm the root password: *********

2021-05-24 06:54:32:022 INFO Installing dynamic plugin ''... [OServerPluginManager]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:031 INFO Installing dynamic plugin 'orientdb-teleporter-3.0.4.jar'... [OServerPluginManager]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:049 INFO Installing dynamic plugin 'orientdb-etl-3.0.4.jar'... [OServerPluginManager]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:065 INFO Installing dynamic plugin 'orientdb-neo4j-importer-plugin-3.0.4-dist.jar'... [OServerPluginManager]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:081 INFO ODefaultPasswordAuthenticator is active [ODefaultPasswordAuthenticator]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:082 INFO OServerConfigAuthenticator is active [OServerConfigAuthenticator]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:083 INFO OSystemUserAuthenticator is active [OSystemUserAuthenticator]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:085 INFO [OVariableParser.resolveVariables] Property not found: distributed [orientechnologies]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:105 WARNI Authenticated clients can execute any kind of code into the server by using the following allowed languages: [sql] [OServerSideScriptInterpreter]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:111 INFO OrientDB Studio available at [OServer]
2021-05-24 06:54:32:113 INFO OrientDB Server is active v3.0.4 - Veloce (build 4578b51f72a55feaa0852bc8ddd52929011d956c, branch 3.0.x). [OServer]

Step #2: Create OrientDB Service

Stop the orientdb service by pressing CTRL+C, if you started using ./

First, copy orientdb service file to /etc/systemd/system/ directory

sudo cp /opt/orientdb/bin/orientdb.service /etc/systemd/system/

Change as per below , orientdb service should look like below

# Copyright (c) OrientDB LTD (http://

Description=OrientDB Server



Reload the daemon

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Start the OrienDB Service

sudo systemctl start orientdb.service

Check the status

sudo systemctl status orientdb.service


  . orientdb.service - OrientDB Server

Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/orientdb.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2020-02-06 07:26:38 UTC; 8s ago
  Main PID: 72198 (java)
    Tasks: 24
   Memory: 159.5M
      CPU: 4.046s
   CGroup: /system.slice/orientdb.service
          └─72198 java -server -Xms2G -Xmx2G -Djna.nosys=true -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Djava.awt.headless=true -Dfile.encoding=UTF8 -Drhino.opt.level=9 -Djav

Step #3: Access OrientDB GUI Dashboard

Open your favorite browser and type localhost or IP with port number, Open the firewall/inbound port 2480 to access externally.

http://localhost:2480  OR http://IP:2480

orientdb gui dashboard

Step #4: Login OrientDB using Command Line

Navigate to OrintDB config path

cd  /opt/orientdb/bin

Run the

/opt/orientdb/bin$ ./


OrientDB console v.3.0.4 - Veloce (build 4578b51f72a55feaa0852bc8ddd52929011d956c, branch 3.0.x)

Type 'help' to display all the supported commands.

Step #5: Creating User in OrientDB using Command Line

Navigate to OrientDB Config path.

cd /opt/orientdb/bin

Open a console

/opt/orientdb/bin$ ./

Login to OrientDB with root username and password

orientdb> connect remote: root fosstechnix@123


Connecting to database [remote:] with user 'root'...OK

Create a user named “dbadmin” and password “fosstechnix@2020

orientdb {db=demodb}> CREATE USER dbadmin IDENTIFIED BY fosstechnix@2020 ROLE admin


User created successfully.


The sum of the configured JVM maximum heap size (2075918336 bytes) and the OrientDB maximum cache size (268435456 bytes) is larger than the available physical memory size (com.orientechnologies.common.jna.ONative$MemoryLimitResult@4e2ce0d7 bytes). That may cause out of memory errors, please tune the configuration up. Use the -Xmx JVM option to lower the JVM maximum heap memory size or storage.diskCache.bufferSize OrientDB option to lower memory requirements of the cache.


Please find the below block in /opt/orientdb/bin/

. . .
# ORIENTDB memory options, default to 2GB of heap.

if [ -z "$ORIENTDB_OPTS_MEMORY" ] ; then
. . .

Replace with below values which are minimum memory allocation.

# ORIENTDB memory options, default to 2GB of heap.

if [ -z "$ORIENTDB_OPTS_MEMORY" ] ; then
ORIENTDB_OPTS_MEMORY="-Xms128m -Xmx256m"


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