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    Is it really necessary to run aleph_shutdown? (Can we just run aleph_startup?)

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    KB 16384-21105 talks about how often we should restart Aleph.... In version 18 it seemed that aleph_startup closed existing processes which were running for the component being started; with version 20, it seems that this does not always happen.

    Should it happen? Should it really be necessary to run aleph_shutdown?

    The aleph_shutdown script contains "kill" statements which assure that the existing processes are terminated. The aleph_startup (and the procs it calls) lack these.

    Therefore, it is our recommendation that aleph_startup *always* be preceded by aleph_shutdown.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013