Oracle SES Command Line Tools

The command line utility for starting and stopping the search engine is searchctl. You can use it on the database, the middle tier, or both.

To list the searchctl command options: 

  • Issue the command searchctl.

You are prompted for a password when running searchctl commands on UNIX platforms. No password is required on Windows platforms. This is because Oracle SES installations on Windows require users to have Administrator privileges. When running commands to start or stop the search engine, no password is required when the user is a member of the administrator group.

To restart Oracle SES: 

  1. Navigate to ORACLE_HOME/bin directory.

  2. Issue the command

    searchctl startall