systemctl stop contrast-server you find that
systemctl start contrast-server does not result in the server starting up (as evidenced by the UI not being available, or by the fact that the last entry in the
<contrast home>/logs/server.log file still shows completion of the previous startup with no additional entries related to the current attempt).
systemctl stop contrast-server will time out on some Linux distributions (verified to be an issue on RHEL7.x and Ubuntu 18.04), leaving
systemd in a confused state.
The following steps will resolve the confusion:
- First reset the
systemdstatus to allow systemd to recognize the desired status as stopped, by running
systemctl stop contrast-serverand wait for return of the command line prompt.
- Determine the process ID(s) of the contrast-server process(es) by running
ps aux | grep contrast.
- You will find the java process that runs the application server and possibly also the mysqld process that runs the database. Terminate the java process using
kill -9 <PID>(to force the termination) and the mysqld process using
kill -15 <PID>(to avoid any chance of data corruption if a transaction is in progress).
- Start the server using
systemctl start contrast-server.
- Verify that the server is starting up by watching the
tail -f <contrast home>/logs/server.log- you should see newly logged entries indicating the server is starting, with a final entry indicating "Contrast TeamServer Ready".
- Log into the UI to verify the server is up and running.