There are four ways to install CockroachDB on macOS. See Release Notes for what's new in the latest release, v1.0.7.

Download the Binary

  1. Download the CockroachDB archive for OS X, and extract the binary:

    $ curl \
    | tar -xJ
    You can also download other versions of the binary listed on our Releases page.
  2. Copy the binary into your PATH so it's easy to execute cockroach commands from any shell:

    cp -i cockroach-v1.0.7.darwin-10.9-amd64/cockroach /usr/local/bin

    If you get a permissions error, prefix the command with sudo.

  3. Get future release notes emailed to you:

What's Next?

Quick start a single- or multi-node cluster locally and talk to it via the built-in SQL client.

By default, each node of a CockroachDB cluster periodically shares anonymous usage details with Cockroach Labs. For an explanation of the details that get shared and how to opt-out of reporting, see Diagnostics Reporting.

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