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Version: 1.3.0

Install Memgraph for Debian

This article briefly outlines the basic steps necessary to install the Memgraph Debian package.


Before you proceed with the installation guide make sure that you have:

  • Downloaded the latest Memgraph Debian Package which can be found here.

Installation guide

After downloading Memgraph as a Debian package, install it by running the following:

dpkg -i /path/to/memgraph_<version>.deb

You could get errors while installing the package with the above command if you don't have all of Memgraph's dependencies installed. The issues mostly look like the following:

dpkg: error processing package memgraph (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

To install missing dependencies and finish the installation of the Memgraph package, just issue the following command:

apt-get install -f

The above command will install all missing dependencies and will finish configuring the Memgraph package.

On successful installation, Memgraph should already be running. To confirm it, you can start it explicitly as follows:

systemctl start memgraph

To verify that Memgraph is running, run the following:

journalctl --unit memgraph

If successful, you should receive an output similar to the following:

Nov 23 13:40:13 hostname memgraph[14654]: BoltS server is fully armed and operational
Nov 23 13:40:13 hostname memgraph[14654]: BoltS listening on at 7687

At this point, Memgraph is ready for you to submit queries.


The Memgraph configuration is available in /etc/memgraph/memgraph.conf. If the Memgraph configuration is altered, Memgraph needs to be restarted.

Stopping Memgraph

To shut down the Memgraph server, issue the following command:

systemctl stop memgraph

Where to next?

To learn how to query the database, take a look at the Querying guide or Memgraph Playground for interactive tutorials.
Visit the Building applications page if you need to connect to the database programmatically.

Getting help

Visit the Getting help page in case you run into any kind of problem or you have additional questions.