Liquibase Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Liquibase is an open-source database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database schema changes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Liquibase from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Liquibase Silently

Liquibase Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/liquibase/liquibase/releases
  2. Download the liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe -q
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find Liquibase entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Liquibase
Vendor:Datical
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe -q
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\liquibase\uninstall.exe" -q
Download Link:https://github.com/liquibase/liquibase/releases

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Liquibase to “C:\Liquibase”

liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe -q -dir C:\Liquibase

Overwrite All Files During Silent Install

Liquibase Silent Install (EXE) Overwrite All Files

liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe -q -overwrite

Show Progress Window During Silent Install

Liquibase Silent Install (EXE) Show Installation Progress Window

liquibase-windows-x64-installer-x.y.z.exe -q -splash

How to Uninstall Liquibase Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Liquibase Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\liquibase\uninstall.exe" -q

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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