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How to Restart FileWave Components

There may be times where you will need to restart all components within the FileWave server, or just a single component (postgres or apache). From your macOS or Linux server you can type "fwcontrol", which should give examples of fwcontrol usage.

macOS or Linux Server

You need to prefix commands with sudo to run them with elevated privileges.

At a command prompt:

sudo fwcontrol server stop
sudo fwcontrol server start

You can also accomplish the same end goal by performing a single command:

sudo fwcontrol server restart

It is a matter of preference, but some admins will prefer to execute a stop, then a manual start so that they can see all processes are indeed stopped. 

Subcomponents can be individually stopped as follows:

sudo fwcontrol apache start|stop|restart

sudo fwcontrol postgres start|stop|restart

sudo fwcontrol scheduler start|stop|restart

sudo fwcontrol client start|stop|restart

sudo fwcontrol booster start|stop|restart


If you find that the fwcontrol control command is not found, you re-create the alias by inputting this command and then try the fwcontrol commands again:

alias fwcontrol='/usr/local/bin/fwcontrol'