The easiest way to use Mayan EDMS is by using the official Docker image. Make sure Docker is properly installed and working before attempting to install Mayan EDMS.

Minimum hardware requirements

  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM (1 Gigabyte if OCR is turned off).
  • Multiple core CPU (64 bit, faster than 1 GHz recommended).
  • Unix-like operating system like Linux and OpenBSD. For other operating systems user container technologies like Docker or virtual machines.

Docker procedure

Docker is a computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization also known as containerization. It allows independent “containers” to run within a single Linux instance, avoiding the overhead of starting and maintaining virtual machines (VMs).

Docker can be installed using their automated script:

wget -qO- | sh

This installs the latest versions of Docker. If you don’t want run an automated script follow the instructions outlined in their documentation:

Once the Docker installation is finished, proceed to the link below to install the Docker image for Mayan EDMS.

Docker image chapter: Start a Mayan EDMS image

Direct installation

For users with knowledge of Python, Django, Ubuntu, and databases.

Deployments chapter: Direct deployments