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satvantsingh_190085 asked Erick Ramirez answered

Which install method (tarball or package) should we use in production?

[FOLLOW UP QUESTION TO #3589]

Which install method we should use in production environment binary tarball or Yum/apt etc ? Which is more feasible during up-gradation and have more control.

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Erick Ramirez answered

One is not preferred over the other. It really comes down to business requirements, and perhaps your personal preferences.

Here are the main differences:

Package installation

  • requires full root access to run YUM/APT installation commands and create cassandra OS user
  • installs Cassandra binaries/scripts/tools in default locations
  • runs Cassandra as a service

Tarball installation

  • does not require full root access
  • installs Cassandra binaries/scripts/tools in any directory of your choice
  • run Cassandra as a standalone process

For more info, see DSE Installation types. Cheers!

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