Sun Java System Application Server 8.2 introduces two new asadmin commands for starting and stopping the Java DB Network Server.
The start-database command can be used to start an instance of the Java DB network server:
start-database [--dbhost 0.0.0.0] [--dbport 1527] [--dbhome path/derby]
The default value for the host is 0.0.0.0, which allows for Java DB to listen on localhost as well as the IP/hostname interfaces. The value for the dbhome property is the location of the Java DB databases. The default path is <appserver_install_dir>/derby.
The asadmin stop-database command is used to shut down an instance of the Java DB network server that is running:
stop-database [--dbhost 0.0.0.0] [--dbport 1527]