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Installing RStudio Server Pro#

These instructions describe how to install RStudio Server Pro on a Linux server.

Step 1. Install R#

  • Install a version of R on the server following the steps to Install R.

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    Our recommended installation instructions for R allow you to make multiple versions of R available and avoid replacing existing versions of R when updating system packages.

Step 2. Download and install#

Multiple load-balanced instances of RStudio Server Pro

If you have multiple load-balanced instances of RStudio Server Pro, there is a new requirement for a Postgres metadata database to upgrade to version 1.4 or greater. If you attempt to install/upgrade to version 1.4 or greater and do not have a Postgres metadata database configured, RStudio Server Pro will not start. See the Database section for more information.

  • Download and install RStudio Server Pro:

    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/centos8/x86_64/rstudio-server-rhel-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    $ sudo yum install rstudio-server-rhel-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/centos7/x86_64/rstudio-server-rhel-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    $ sudo yum install rstudio-server-rhel-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    
    $ sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/bionic/amd64/rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    $ sudo gdebi rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    
    $ sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/xenial/amd64/rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    $ sudo gdebi rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    
    $ sudo apt-get install gdebi-core
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/debian9/x86_64/rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    $ sudo gdebi rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-amd64.deb
    
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/opensuse/x86_64/rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    $ sudo zypper install rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    
    $ curl -O https://download2.rstudio.org/server/opensuse15/x86_64/rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    $ sudo zypper install rstudio-server-pro-1.4.1106-5-x86_64.rpm
    

Step 3. Activate license#

Step 4. Verify installation#

  • Now, you can visit RStudio Server Pro in a browser at http://<SERVER-ADDRESS>:8787 and replacing <SERVER-ADDRESS> with the DNS name or IP address of the server.

Additional Information#

RStudio Launcher

The RStudio Job Launcher provides an extensible and reusable mechanism for RStudio applications to start processes within various batch processing systems (e.g., SLURM) and container orchestration platforms (e.g., Kubernetes). RStudio products integrate with the Job Launcher to allow you to utilize your existing cluster hardware for maximum process isolation and operations efficiency.

We offer the following integration options:

Additionally, the RStudio Job Launcher Administration Guide is available here.