Sample buckets contain data that is ready to be experimented with.
From the Settings screen, select the Sample Buckets tab. The Sample Buckets screen now appears, as follows:
Note that if one or more sample buckets have already been loaded, they are listed under the Installed Samples section of the page.
For information on assigning roles to users, so as to enable them to access sample buckets following installation, see Manage Users and Roles.
To install, select one or more sample buckets from the displayed list, using the checkboxes provided.
For example, select the
If there is insufficient memory available for the specified installation, a notification appears at the lower left of Couchbase Web Console:
If and when you have sufficient memory, click Load Sample Data.
When installed, the sample bucket is listed under the Installed Samples section of the page. It also appears in the Buckets screen, where its definition can be edited. See Manage Buckets, for information.
To install sample buckets with the CLI, use the cbdocloader command.
To specify a sample bucket, refer to the bucket’s zip file, which is located in the host platform’s Couchbase Server samples directory.
For Linux, this location is
The zip file contains the JSON data for the bucket.
The command creates a bucket, and installs the JSON data within it.
/opt/couchbase/bin/cbdocloader -c localhost:8091 \ -u Administrator -p password -b testBucket -m 256 \ -d /opt/couchbase/samples/travel-sample.zip
This specifies that the JSON data in the zip file be installed into a new Couchbase bucket named
testBucket, whose memory quota is 256 megabytes.
cbdocloader thus allows the installed sample bucket to take an original name, chosen by the user.
To install sample buckets with the REST API, use the
POST /sampleBuckets/install HTTP method and URI, as follows:
curl -X POST -u Administrator:password \ http://10.143.194.101:8091/sampleBuckets/install \ -d '["travel-sample", "beer-sample"]'
If successful, the call returns an empty list.