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Install Milvus Standalone

This topic describes how to install Milvus standalone with Docker Compose or on Kubernetes.

Check the requirements for hardware and software prior to your installation.

If you run into image loading errors while installing, you can Install Milvus Offline.

You can also build Milvus from source code at GitHub.

Download an installation file

Download milvus-standalone-docker-compose.yml directly or with the following command, and save it as docker-compose.yml.

$ wget -O docker-compose.yml

Start Milvus

$ sudo docker-compose up -d
Docker Compose is now in the Docker CLI, try `docker compose up`
Creating milvus-etcd  ... done
Creating milvus-minio ... done
Creating milvus-standalone ... done

Check the status of the containers.

$ sudo docker-compose ps

After Milvus standalone starts, three running docker containers appear including two dependencies and one Milvus service.

      Name                     Command                  State                          Ports
milvus-etcd         etcd -listen-peer-urls=htt ...   Up (healthy)   2379/tcp, 2380/tcp
milvus-minio        /usr/bin/docker-entrypoint ...   Up (healthy)   9000/tcp
milvus-standalone   /tini -- milvus run standalone   Up   >19530/tcp,:::19530->19530/tcp

Stop Milvus

To stop Milvus standalone, run:

sudo docker-compose down

To delete data after stopping Milvus, run:

sudo rm -rf  volumes

What's next

Having installed Milvus, you can:

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