Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

ProcedureTo Start, Stop, and Restart Directory Server

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help. However, this does not apply to the step for enabling and disabling service management. Enabling and disabling service management must be done at the command line when starting and stopping Directory Server.

For more information about dsadm subcommands and options used below, see dsadm(1M).

  1. To start, stop, or restart Directory Server, do one of the following:

    • To start the server, type:

      $ dsadm start instance-path

      For example, to start a server with the instance path /local/dsInst, use this command:

      $ dsadm start /local/dsInst

      If the start operation fails after a configuration change, use the --safe option as shown in the following command:

      $ dsadm start --safe /local/dsInst
    • To stop the server, type:

      $ dsadm stop [--force] instance-path 

      For example:

      $ dsadm stop --force /local/dsInst
    • To restart the server, type:

      $ dsadm restart instance-path

      For example:

      $ dsadm restart /local/dsInst