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You can view the supported installation methods on the next page ( you can press N or >). Regardless of the installation method you choose, the bot requires:

  • Node.js v18 or higher (with npm, pnpm, or yarn)
  • a forwarded (not firewalled) port
  • at least 150MB RAM
  • at least 1GB disk space (at least 100MB for the database if archiving)
  • a supported database (MySQL 8 recommended)

Although the bot itself uses around 120MB RAM, npm can use at least triple that during installation. If you're not using the Docker image (which comes with dependencies pre-installed), you may experience installation problems when less than 250MB RAM is allocated.

Supported databases

Provider Database Supported versions
mysql (recommended) MySQL 5.7 (5.7.8 or higher), 8
mysql MariaDB 10 (10.5.7 or higher)
postgresql PostgreSQL 9.4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
sqlite SQLite (built-in) *

SQLite should be avoided if you expect to use the archiving feature, especially in large guilds.

SQLite is an embedded (rather than server-based) database and has some advantages:

  • ✅ Incredibly easy to use, nothing extra to install and configure
  • ✅ Very fast for read-intensive workloads
  • ✅ No overhead (wasted resources going to the database server)

But archiving requires a lot of writing which may present some problems, especially in large/active guilds:

  • ❌ May be slower when messages are being written to the database
  • ❌ The database file will only grow in size, even when data is deleted. This can be fixed by occasionally manually vacuuming the database. Auto vacuuming is not enabled as it would increase fragmentation and degrade performance.

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