Dbeaver is a free multi-platform database administration tool. For more information about features, see the official homepage.
It supports popular databases such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle database.
It provides a plugin architecture (based on Eclipse plugins architecture) that allows to modify much of the application behavior to provide database-specific functionality or features that are database-independent. This is a desktop application written in Java and based on Eclipse platform.
Install the dbeaver package. DBeaver relies on java 11 or above. For jvm installation and configuration, please see Java.
There are also some plugins available:
- dbeaver-plugin-apache-poi - DBeaver library for Microsoft Office documents
- dbeaver-plugin-batik - DBeaver library for SVG format
- dbeaver-plugin-office - DBeaver plugin to export data to Microsoft Office format
- dbeaver-plugin-svg-format - DBeaver plugin to save diagrams in SVG format
JVM terminated error
If you are getting an error like this:
JVM terminated. Exit code=1 /bin/java -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -jar /usr/lib/dbeaver//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.4.0.v20161219-1356.jar -os linux -ws gtk -arch x86_64 -showsplash -launcher /usr/lib/dbeaver/dbeaver -name Dbeaver --launcher.library /usr/lib/dbeaver//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.551.v20171108-1834/eclipse_1630.so -startup /usr/lib/dbeaver//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.4.0.v20161219-1356.jar --launcher.overrideVmargs -exitdata 5b000e -vm /bin/java -vmargs -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions -Xms64m -Xmx1024m -jar /usr/lib/dbeaver//plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.4.0.v20161219-1356.jar
export _JAVA_OPTIONS="-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeel" to your xinitrc.
DBeaver configuration location
The location of the DBeaver configuration files are located
DBeaver relies on java 11 or above.
If you get an error message starting like this:
!ENTRY org.eclipse.compare 4 0 2021-02-25 11:11:08.257 !MESSAGE FrameworkEvent ERROR !STACK 0 org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Could not resolve module: org.eclipse.compare  Unresolved requirement: Require-Bundle: org.eclipse.ui.navigator; bundle-version="[3.2.0,4.0.0)"; resolution:="optional"
This means that your java version is outdated. You can fix it by installing a newer java version and changing the default java.
GUI elements too big or filled with black rectangles
For HiDPI screens, GUI elements of Dbeaver might appear too big and certain parts of the interface might be filled with black rectangles.
This can be fixed by setting the following environment variables:
or this enviroment environment variables:
Obviously the optimal values depend on the resolution of the screen, so a bit of trial and error might be needed. See HiDPI for more information.
Broken clipboard on Plasma Wayland between DBeaver and other applications
Running DBeaver with XWayland seems to fix the problem :
$ GDK_BACKEND=x11 dbeaver