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So you want to install the community version or test the appliance, and give it a try with a files system ? This page is made for you:

Install Datafari on Debian

Requirements :

  • Debian7 or higher Environment 64 bits (a Docker image is available if you are on Windows environment)
  • Recommended version is Debian 8 (if you are on Debian 7 you will need to add the testing repo in /etc/apt/sources.list)
  • Processor : Minimum 1GHZ, recommended 2+GHz Quad Core
  • RAM : Min 8GB, recommended 16GB
  • Ports 8080, 5432, 9200, 5601 are opened
  • Debian environment : requires curl, debconf, unzip, sudo, libc6-dev, jq, lsof
  • Datafari needs Python v 2.7.x. !! If you have only Python v3, please install Python2 (for Ubuntu 16.04 for example, install the package python-minimal)

How to install and start Datafari :

You can build the Debian installer with the ant script Datafari/debian7/build.xml. You can download Debian installer and Docker image from

  1. Install Datafari : # dpkg -i datafari.deb
  2. Start Datafari with a non root user: # cd /opt/datafari/bin # bash
  3. Stop Datafari : # cd /opt/datafari/bin # bash

You can find video tutorials on how to install and start Datafari from the installer (Warning: the videos are for version 3.1) :

- Debian : 

If you want to use the jcifs connector in ManifoldCF:

  • download jcifs-1.3.xx.jar from to DATAFARI_SOURCE_DIR\mcf\mcf_home\connector-lib-proprietary
  • Then edit the file Datafari/mcf/mcf_home/connectors.xml and uncomment the line : <!--repositoryconnector name="Windows shares" class="org.apache.manifoldcf.crawler.connectors.sharedrive.SharedDriveConnector"/-->
  • And restart Datafari

You have to configure your Repository connector and job to add documents to Datafari. You can find a video tutorial on how to index local file share here (Warning: the videos are for version 3.1) :

You can find documentation on how to create connectors and jobs here :

Datafari Appliance

For Datafari testing, you can use our public demo site : 

It is very convenient because you can test it within a few seconds.

But if you want to test Datafari on a Virtual Machine, you can now use our appliance. You can download it here : The file is in OVA so you can test it either on VMWare or VirtualBox for example.

Just import it on your favorite application and use it !

The default user is datafari, password : loglog

NB : the keyboard input is by default in English. You can change it by clicking on the EN menu in the upper right corner :

To launch the installation Datafari when the VM is started :

launch the terminal

And enter :

bash /home/datafari/install_datafari_sh

That's it !

When the installation is done, some files will be indexed in Datafari (there are located in /home/datafari/exampledocs). You can of course index your own data instead.

To access Datafari, open Firefox and go to http://localhost:8080/Datafari

Enjoy Datafari !

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