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Altibase Package Installer

Altibase installation procedure

To install the Altibase product, follow the steps below. The detailed description of each process is described in Product installation according to the OS.

  1. Pre-check the installation environment
  2. Download Altibase Package Installer
  3. Run the Altibase Package Installer
  4. Enter installation directory and select installation type
  5. Set Altibase properties
  6. Check Altibase properties
  7. Install Altibase Product
  8. Enter Altibase License Key
  9. Preview Altibase Quick Setup Guide
  10. Complete the installation
  11. Post-installation

1. Pre-check the installation environment

Before installing the product, the Altibase Package Installer first checks the environment to see if the environment of the equipment to be installed satisfies the requirements.

This process is performed without showing the graphical user interface. During this process, the Altibase Package Installer checks the following information about the server equipment to be installed.

  • OS name and version
  • Mode of OS (64-bit or 32-bit)

If the information checked by the Altibase Package Installer does not match, an error message will be returned and the installation will be stopped. This is because finding problems with system configuration at an earlier stage reduces the likelihood of encountering problems during the installation.

2. Download the Package Installer

Visit the Altibase Customer Support Service Portal ( to download the installer suitable for the OS.

The name of the Altibase Package Installer follows the rules shown in the example below.

Ex) Altibase server package installer


Ex) Altibase client package installer


The Altibase server package and the client package are separated into different packages. However, the Altibase server package includes the client package.

The Altibase Package Installer is provided for each OS below. Before the installation, check the OS related information with the command below and select an appropriate package installer.

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$ uname -a Linux
rhel6-x64 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Sep 1 01:33:01 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
OSCPUVersionBit (Server)Bit (Client)
AIXPowerPC6.1 tl03 or later64-bit64 bit, 32-bit
HP-UXIA6411.31 or later64-bit64 bit, 32-bit
SUNSPARC2.8 or later64-bit64 bit, 32-bit
LINUXx82, x86-64 (GNU glibc 2.21 or later)redhat 6.0 or later64-bit64 bit, 32-bit
Windowsx86, x86-64

Windows 2008

Windows 2012

Window 7, 8

64-bit64 bit, 32-bit

(SUN and Windows packages are not supported from Altibase 7.1 or later.)

3. Run the Altibase Package Installer

To install the product, the Altibase Package Installer can be started in two modes:

  • Interactive command-line mode: Run in this mode when the DISPLAY environment variable is not set.
  • GUI (Graphical User Interface): Run in this mode when the DISPLAY environment variable is set.



Although the DISPLAY environment variable is declared, if the wrong IP and PORT are set, a hang-like phenomenon may occur

It can be solved in the following way.

  1. Unset the DISPLAY environment variable and run the .run file.
  2. Use "-mode text" as an option when executing .run file

Unix users must download the Altibase Package Installer and change the file permission with chmod to execute it.

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$ chmod +x

Run the Altibase Package Installer.

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If the installation mode is set to GUI mode, the following start panel is displayed.

4. Enter installation directory and select installation type

In the installation directory panel below, select the Altibase home directory, that is, the directory where Altibase will be installed and select the package installation type.

Select "Full Installation" to install the Altibase product, or select "Patch Installation" to patch an existing version.

If the Altibase product is already installed in the directory entered by the user, a warning message is displayed in the dialog box.

In this case, the user must either select a different directory or uninstall the product installed in that directory first.

5. Set Altibase Properties

Step 1: Basic Database Operation Properties

Step 2: Database Creation Properties

Step 3: Set Database Directories


Step 1: Basic Database Operation Properties

  • Database name
  • Connection port number
  • Maximum size of the memory database
  • Buffer size
  • Specify whether to generate the SQL script to create a new database (ie, whether to perform step 2). 
    If YES is selected, step 2 is performed, otherwise step 2 is skipped. 
    Regardless of whether an SQL script is created using this process, a new database can be created using the following statement: server create [DB Character-set] [National Character-set].

Step 2: Database Creation Properties

The SQL script created in step 2 is saved in the $ALTIBASE_HOME/install/ file.

  • Initial database size
  • Database archive logging mode
    • Nonarchievelog
    • Archievelog
  • Database character set
    • MS949
    • US7ASCII
    • KO16KSC5601
    • BIG5
    • GB231280
    • MS936
    • UTF-8
    • MS932
    • EUC-JP
  • National character set
    • UTF-16
    • UTF-8

Step 3: Set Database Directories

  • Default disk database directory
  • Memory database directory
  • Archive log directory
  • Transaction log directory
  • Log anchor file directory

In order to set the value of a property not included in this step or change the property value set in Step 1 or Step 3 later, $ALTIBASE_HOME/conf/ file can be edited.

6. Check Altibase properties

The next panel shows the property values set in the previous process.

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To change these properties after installation is complete, please modify the following file: /home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/conf/ 
1. Altibase Property Settings: Step 1: Basic Database Operation Properties 
1) Database name: [mydb] 
2) Altibase connection port number (1024-65535): [20300] 
3) Maximum size of memory database: [2G] 
4) Buffer area size for caching disk-based database pages: [128M] 
2. Altibase Property Settings: Step 2: Database Creation Properties 
1) Initial database size [10M] 
2) Database archive logging mode [noarchivelog] 
3) Database character set [UTF8] 
4) National character set [UTF8] 
3. Altibase Property Settings: Step 3: Set Database Directories The database will not operate properly if any of these directories are removed. 
1) Disk database directory: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/dbs] 
2) Memory database directory: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/dbs] 
3) Archive log directory: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/arch_logs] 
4) Transaction log directory: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/logs] 
5) Log Anchor file directories: 
Directory 1: [/ home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/logs] 
Directory 2: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/logs] 
Directory 3: [/home/hdb71_p/pkg_test/altibase-server-7.1/ logs]


After checking these values, click "Forward" and the "Ready to Install" panel will appear as below.
Click "Forward" to continue the installation.