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In this article we will see how to install DBeaver in Linux, we will see how to do it in several distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch and Fedora. But what is DBeaver?
What is DBeaver?
DBeaver is a cross-platform database development and administration tool. It is designed for professionals in the field of relational database development, administration and optimization. It provides an intuitive environment for working with several types of databases at the same time, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database, SQL Server and many others.
The main advantages DBeaver offers over MySQL Workbench are as follows:
- Support for various database engines: DBeaver supports many different databases, including Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and others. This allows users to easily manage all their databases from a single tool.
- Advanced tools for analysis and performance optimization: DBeaver offers useful tools to help users analyze and optimize the performance of their databases. This includes a query analysis tool, a performance monitor and many others.
- Useful tools for administration: DBeaver offers advanced tools to help administrators manage their databases with ease. This includes the ability to create SQL scripts, export data, import data and perform automated backups.
- Intuitive design and user-friendly interface: DBeaver has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that allows users to navigate their databases with ease. This makes it ideal for beginners as well as experienced professionals.
Installation on Debian / Ubuntu
Let’s start with Ubuntu/Debian operating system users. First, you will need to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and JDK packages if they are not already present on your system. This can be done by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install default-jre default-jdk
Once you have done this, download the latest version of DBeaver from its official website here. Once you have finished downloading, open a terminal on Linux and navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is located and run the following command:
sudo dpkg -i nombre_de_archivo.deb
Replace “filename” with the name of the file you downloaded. If everything went well, you should see a confirmation message on your terminal. DBeaver is now successfully installed. To start it, search for “DBeaver” in the main menu or open a terminal and type the following:
Now that DBeaver is installed, let’s configure it. When you start the application for the first time, you will see a welcome screen with several options to choose from. As a first step, we need to create a new connection group by clicking on the “Groups” button and then selecting the “Add Group” option from the drop-down menu. After that, we need to create a new connection. To do this, go back to the welcome screen and select “Add New Connection” from the drop-down menu.
The following options vary depending on the type of database you are using. For example, if you are working with MySQL, you must provide information such as server name, port, etc. Once you have completed the initial configuration of DBeaver, you can start using it to manage your databases.
Installation on Arch Linux
Now we move on to ArchLinux users. To install DBeaver on this operating system, we must first download the binary package from its official website here. Once you have finished downloading, open a terminal in Linux and navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is located and execute the following commands:
sudo pacman -U filename.pkg.tar
Replace “filename” with the name of the file you downloaded. This will install DBeaver on your ArchLinux system, and you can start using it to manage your databases.
Installation in Fedora
Finally, Fedora users can also enjoy the DBeaver tool. You must first download the binary package from its official website here . Once the download is finished, open a terminal in Linux and navigate to the folder where the downloaded file is located and execute the following commands:
sudo rpm -ivh filename.rpm
Replace “filename” with the name of the file you downloaded to install DBeaver in Fedora. Once this is done, you can start using it to manage your databases.