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    Shutting down Aleph server for electrical work


    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local, Total Care



    What is the proper way to shut down an Aleph server in preparation for electrical work (or other work requiring that the server be down)?


    Assuming an all-in-one server (rather than a TWO_TIER setup), all of the following components need to be shut down:  aleph, apache, ARC -- if the server is running ARC-- and oracle.  They could be shut down individually, manually, using the $alephe_root/aleph_shutdown, the $alephe_root/apache/bin/apachectl, and util o/1/2 -- for Oracle, with  Oracle being shut down last.  

    In starting the server manually:  oracle, aleph, apache, and ARC.  Oracle needs to be first.
    The /exlibris/startup/init.dat file should be set up to do all of the above automatically.  In order for a particular stop/start line in init.dat to be active, it must have "Y" in the first column.   

    The command to execute the init.dat for shutting down the server is, as root:

      /etc/init.d/exlibris stop 

    and, for starting it:

      /etc/init.d/exlibris start



    • Article last edited: 13-Apr-2016