Installing on Mac OS X v55

EDB provides a graphical interactive installer for MacOS. You can access it two ways:


You must have a Java JVM (version 1.8.0 or later) in place before Stack Builder can perform a Migration Toolkit installation. Adoptium offers prebuilt OpenJDK binaries from fully open sources.

You must also set the JAVA_HOME environment variable. Use the following command:

export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)

Using Stack Builder

If you are using PostgreSQL, you can invoke the graphical installer with Stack Builder. See Using Stack Builder.

  1. In Stack Builder, follow the prompts until you get to the module selection page.

    On the Welcome page, use the drop-down listbox to select the target server installation from the list of available servers. If your network requires you to use a proxy server to access the internet, select Proxy servers and specify a server; if you do not need to use a proxy server, click Next to proceed.

  2. Expand the Registration-required and trial products node.

  3. Expand the EnterpriseDB Tools node and select Migration Toolkit.

  4. Select Next and proceed to Using the graphical installer.

Installing directly

  1. After downloading the graphical installer, use the terminal to execute the following command. If necessary, provide a password when prompted. Superuser or administator privileges are required.

    sudo ~/Downloads/
  2. Proceed to Using the graphical installer.

Using the graphical installer

  1. Select the installation language and select OK.

  2. On the Setup Migration Toolkit page, select Next.

  3. Read the license agreement. If you accept the agreement, select I accept the agreement and select Next.

  4. Browse to a directory where you want Migration Toolkit to be installed, or allow the installer to install Migration Toolkit in the default location. Select Next.

  5. On the Ready to Install page, select Next.

    An information box shows the installation progress of the selected components.

  6. When the installation has completed, select Finish.

    After installing Migration Toolkit, you must install the appropriate JDBC drivers before performing a migration. See Installing a JDBC driver for more information.


    The EDB JDBC driver is not available for Mac OS.