Sample buckets contain scopes, collections, and documents that are ready to be experimented with.
Sample buckets contain data for experimental use. Sample buckets are referred to in code and command-line examples throughout Couchbase Server documentation.
Couchbase Server Version 7.0 introduces Scopes and Collections, which allow data within a bucket to be organized according to type. Buckets created and used on previous versions of the server, after upgrade to 7.0, initially have all their data within the default collection, which is itself within the default scope. From this point, data can be selectively migrated from the default collection into other, administrator-defined collections.
Each sample bucket provided with 7.0 contains its data either:
Entirely within the default scope and collection. These buckets are
Within multiple scopes and collections that have been pre-defined to exist in addition to the default scope and collection; and within the default scope and collection also. This is the configuration provided for the
travel-samplebucket. In total, seven scopes exist within this bucket:
_default. This contains the
_defaultcollection; within which all documents reside. The
_defaultcollection therefore itself contains all documents that existed in pre-7.0 versions of the
inventory. This also contains all documents that existed in pre-7.0 versions of the
travel-samplebuckets, but in a different configuration: here, the documents are distributed, according to type, across five collections; which are named
tenant_agent_04. Each of these five scopes contains two collections; which are named
Since all three sample buckets contain, in their default collection, all data they held in pre-7.0 versions of Couchbase Server, programs written to access this data in its original locations will be able to continue doing so with minimal adjustment. All three buckets can also be used for experiments with migration, whereby the data is selectively redistributed into administrator-created collections. See Migrate Data to a Collection with the UI.
travel-sample bucket contains travel-related data in migrated form, within the collections in the scope
The bucket can thus be used for immediate experimentation with application-access to scopes and collections.
travel-sample bucket also contains data within the
tenant_agent scopes, which is appropriate for experimentation with multi-tenancy-based application access.
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.