AEROSPIKE without 'root' user in Linux


#1

Hi, I want to start Aerospike, with a user other than ‘root’ user, in linux. Please clarify below queries:

  1. Can we use Aerospike, without interaction of root user? If so, how?

  2. Does Aerospike supports on AIX server?

Thanks in advance.


#2

Hi,

Thank you for your questions.

  1. Yes, you can run Aerospike as non-root. See this documentation for more information: http://www.aerospike.com/docs/operations/configure/non_root/

  2. We do not support AIX but feel free to try and compile it and lets us know how it goes as I do not recall anyone having tried this.

Thanks Petter


#3

Thanks Petter!! I Read through the link you shared. there it is mentioned like “***Aerospike server can be started only by root user or by a user with sudo permissions.***”

So, super user has to grant sudo permission to my user. My question is: While granting sudo permission, what should be the minimum eligibility granted by the super user?

Another question is: Whats the need to ‘root’ privilege to start Aerospike?

Any suggestion is appropriated. Thanks again.