How to choose the Metabase database?

Hello everyone,

I’m evaluating Metabase for a few weeks. The Metabase data is stored in the default H2 database. How to start a new Metabase installation in another database, for example in MYSQL or ORACLE?

Hi @Lourival
Currently only Postgres and MariaDB/MySQL is supported as the internal database.
You can follow this guide to migrate:

Hi @flamber,

so from what I understand, it is only possible to start the first installation of Metabase in H2 and then to be able to migrate to another database, is that correct?

No, you should be able to start using Metabase the first time with non-H2 database:

Hi @flamber

That’s what I needed. Congratulations on your contribution.

Thank you!