Installation of Bluecherry server


Version 3 (beta) supports Ubuntu LTS releases (Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04), Debian 9 (Stretch) and Debian 10 (Buster). Support for CentOS has been removed.

Download instructions

Version 2 installation script


Version 3 installation script

Install Bluecherry on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, Debian 9 and Debian 10 Recommended for the ONVIF motion detection, sub streaming, H265 (beta) support **


Version 3 docker image

Information and download instructions for the Version 3 docker image can be found on GitHub

We have a short YouTube video that shows the installation of the Bluecherry server

mysql-server setup

Bluecherry uses mysql for storage of configuration and events. It is highly recommended that you follow the defaults during this setup and to remember the password you set for the mysql-server. You will need this password after the mysql-server setup and during the actually installation of the Bluecherry server

At this point the bluecherry server will be installed. If you plan to install the client on the same system, then please follow the client installation guide.

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The instructions below assume you have received the download instructions

You will now be asked to configure Bluecherry. You must hit Yes, or the installation process will fail.

Enter the database administrative password that you set previously for the ‘root’ user.

Enter the password that you want to create for the bluecherry database. This can be the same password that you provided for the root MySQL account, but we recommend keeping the password unique. You will be asked to enter this password twice to verify the password matched.

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Updated 29 Aug 2021
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