How to install DBeaver on CentOS

For ease of access and work with databases, it’s always good to have the GUI. Yes, working with a large number of databases sometimes requires us to use GUI solutions. I personally prefer console access to the database. But, in scenarios with a focus on the underlying cause, any GUI is welcome. Today, we will run through the process of how to install DBeaver on CentOS.

DBeaver is the database management tool and if you are installing it on a remote CentOS server, make sure you have the RDP service installed first! Otherwise, just continue from here.


OS Version: CentOs 8.2 x64


Before we can install DBeaver on CentOS let’s make sure that we have at least one of the database engines installed. This is a list of DBeaver supported database engines:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MariaDB
  • SQLite
  • Oracle
  • DB2
  • SQL Server
  • Sybase
  • MS Access
  • Teradata
  • Firebird
  • Derby

We are going to use the MariaDB server as it’s already installed on our test server. If you don’t have it, follow these steps to install MariaDB on CentOS server.

Now, let’s install a must-have requirement, JAVA:

$ sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel
$ sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk  java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

Check if it’s installed by running:

$ java -version


Download the DBeaver package:

$ sudo curl -o dbeaver-ce-latest-stable.x86_64.rpm

Execute the installation:

$ sudo rpm -Uvh ./dbeaver-ce-latest-stable.x86_64.rpm

That’s it! Now, find the launcher for DBeaver and hit it:

DBeaver launcher
DBeaver launcher

If you want, DBeaver can create a test database for you to begin exploring it. Otherwise, you can connect it to your own database and continue from there.

DBeaver Overview
DBeaver Overview

Connect to Database

Let’s connect the DBeaver to our database now! First, navigate to Database – New Database Connection:

DBeaver New Database Connection
DBeaver New Database Connection

Next, let’s select our database engine (in our case MariaDB):

DBeaver Database Engine Selection
DBeaver Database Engine Selection

Almost there! Now, use our database user credentials to connect DBeaver to MariaDB:

DBeaver Database Connection
DBeaver Database Connection

That’s it, now we can see our local databases served by MariaDB server:

DBeaver Databases List
DBeaver Databases List

Voila! Now, the real work can begin 😁! Read you later ✌️.

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