Preparing to Install SQLStream s-Server

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Preparing to Install SQLStream s-Server

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To prepare for installation, follow these steps:

1.Uninstall any previous version of SQLstream s-Server (see Uninstalling SQLstream).

Note: In some cases, you may have modified in your old installation of s-Server. You will need to move this file from the old installation directory to the new installation directory before you uninstall the old version. Some users may have also modified bin/ and need to move this file as well.

2.Identify the directories where s-Server will be installed. By default, if you are installing as sudo (see below) s-Server installs into the /opt/ directory. Most users can accept the default options. See the topic Appendix: SQLstream s-Server Installation Directories in this guide for more detail.

Installing as Sudo/Root vs. Installing as a Regular User

For most production environments, you will want to install s-Server as sudo, as doing so lets you run s-Server run as a service called s-serverd. With this option, the system logs will also be written under /var/log.

In some cases, you might wish to install as a regular user, particularly if

You are a developer, and you know that only you are going to use the server. Usually, you would do so as a trial. In this case, you would install s-Server in your own user directory and have access to all the files yourself.
You need to install multiple servers on the same computer and you want to manage them under separate users. (This is not a common use case, and it would be best to consult SQLstream technical support if you are doing so.)