When installing Neo4j Server, keep in mind that the
bin/neo4j executable will need to be run by some OS system user, and that user will need write permissions to some files/directories, specifically to the
That user will also need execute permissions on other files, such as those in
It is recommended to either choose or create a user who will own and manage the Neo4j Server.
This user should own the entire
neo4j directory, so make sure to untar/unzip it as this user, and not with
sudo (UNIX/Linux/OSx), etc.
What happens if
data is not writable by the
Neo4j won’t be able to write anything either to the store or its log files.
As a result any logs would be appended to the
The following error message would indicate a possible permissions issue:
2015-05-19 19:32:16.220+0000 INFO [Cluster] Write transactions to database disabled
- Last Modified: 2020-09-30 15:12:37 UTC by Dave Gordon.
- Relevant for Neo4j Versions: 2.x,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5.
- Relevant keywords file-system, permissions, operations, server, startup, unix, installation.