Looking for another platform? See the complete list of platforms RethinkDB supports.
The Windows port of RethinkDB is not available for the 2.4.2 version yet. As an alternative, you can use the docker based version.
Prerequisites: We provide native 64-bit binaries for Windows 7 and above. A 64-bit version of Windows is required.
Download the ZIP archive and unpack it in a directory of your choice.
The Windows port of RethinkDB is a recent addition and hasn’t received as much tuning as the Linux and OS X versions yet. Please report any performance issues on GitHub.
The Windows version of RethinkDB, like the Linux/OS X versions, is executed from the command line. You’ll need to start the Windows command shell.
Xand click “Command Prompt”; or
cd command to go to the directory that you unpacked
C:\Users\Slava\>cd RethinkDB C:\Users\Slava\RethinkDB\>
Then, you can start RethinkDB with its default options.
To start with a specific data directory:
rethinkdb.exe -d c:\RethinkDB\data\
To specify a server name and another cluster to join:
rethinkdb.exe -n jarvis -j cluster.example.com
To install RethinkDB as a Windows service, read Start RethinkDB at system startup.
To build RethinkDB under Windows, you’ll need to download and extract the archive at https://download.rethinkdb.com/repository/raw/dist/rethinkdb-2.4.2.tgz. Requirements and build directions are in the
Next steps: Now that you’ve installed RethinkDB, it’s time to install client drivers for your language.