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Chapter 14. Starting and stopping a Directory Server instance

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You can start, stop, and restart a Directory Server instance by using the command line or the web console.

14.1. Starting and stopping a Directory Server instance by using the command line

Use the dsctl utility to start, stop, or restart a Directory Server instance.

Important

The dsctl utility is the only correct way to stop the Directory Server instances. Do not use the kill command to terminate the ns-slapd process to avoid any data loss and corruption.

Procedure

  • To start the instance, run:

    # dsctl instance_name start
  • To stop the instance, run:

    # dsctl instance_name stop
  • To restart the instance, run:

    # dsctl instance_name restart

Optionally, you can enable Directory Server instances to automatically start when the system boots:

  • For a single instance, run:

    # systemctl enable dirsrv@instance_name
  • For all instances on a server, run:

    # systemctl enable dirsrv.target

Verification

You can check the instance status by using the dsctl or systemctl utility:

  • To view the instance status by using the dsctl utility, run:

    # dsctl instance_name status
  • To view the instance status by using the systemctl utility, run:

    # systemctl status dirsrv@instance_name

14.2. Starting and stopping a Directory Server instance by using the web console

You can use the web console to start, stop, or restart a Directory Server instance.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select the Directory Server instance.
  2. Click the Actions button and select the action to execute:

    • Start Instance
    • Stop Instance
    • Restart Instance

      start_stop_DS

Verification

  • Ensure that the Directory Server instance is running. When the instance is not running, the web console displays the following message:

    This server instance is not running, either start it from the Actions dropdown menu, or choose a different instance.
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