Before you start the database server, there is a bit of fiddling to be done with the configuration file; as of now, if the database is correctly installed, you can run the
rethinkdb command and RethinkDB will start up and create a data file in your current directory. The problem is that RethinkDB does not start up on boot by default and is not configured properly for long-term use. We will go over this procedure in the following section.
Running as a daemon
Once you've got RethinkDB installed, you'll probably want to run it as a daemon—a daemon is a software application or script that runs continuously in the background waiting to handle requests; this is how most production database servers run. You can configure RethinkDB ...