Installing on Mac OS X

Riak TS can be installed on Mac OS X systems using a binary package available through ZenDesk.

Mac OS X is only supported for developing with Riak TS and NOT for general operations.

Check your email for the link to the download in ZenDesk.



OS X gives you a very small limit on open file handles. Even with a backend that uses very few file handles, it’s possible to run out. See Open Files Limit for more information about changing the limit.

Install Riak TS

To install Riak TS on your Mac, download the package from ZenDesk and then run:

tar zxvf riak-ts-{{VERSION}}-OSX-x86_64.tar.gz
cd riak-ts-{{VERSION}}

Then confirm that AAE is turned off. To do this, check etc/riak.conf for the following: anti_entropy = passive.

Activate Riak TS node

Once you’ve installed Riak TS, start it on your node:

riak start

Next Steps

Now that you’ve installed Riak TS, check out Planning Your Riak TS Table.