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Starting Snow Owl
The method for starting Snow Owl varies depending on how you installed it.
If you installed Snow Owl with a
zippackage, you can start Snow Owl from the command line.
Snow Owl can be started from the command line as follows:
By default, Snow Owl runs in the foreground, prints some of its logs to the standard output (
stdout), and can be stopped by pressing
All scripts packaged with Snow Owl assume that Bash is available at /bin/bash. As such, Bash should be available at this path either directly or via a symbolic link.
To run Snow Owl as a daemon, use the following command:
nohup ./bin/startup > /dev/null &
Log messages can be found in the
The startup scripts provided in the RPM and Debian packages take care of starting and stopping the Snow Owl process for you.
Snow Owl is not started automatically after installation. How to start and stop Snow Owl depends on whether your system uses
systemd(used by newer distributions). You can tell which is being used by running this command:
ps -p 1
chkconfigcommand to configure Snow Owl to start automatically when the system boots up:
sudo chkconfig --add snowowl
Snow Owl can be started and stopped using the service command:
sudo -i service snowowl start
sudo -i service snowowl stop
If Snow Owl fails to start for any reason, it will print the reason for failure to STDOUT. Log files can be found in
To configure Snow Owl to start automatically when the system boots up, run the following commands:
sudo /bin/systemctl daemon-reload
sudo /bin/systemctl enable snowowl.service
Snow Owl can be started and stopped as follows:
sudo systemctl start snowowl.service
sudo systemctl stop snowowl.service
These commands provide no feedback as to whether Snow Owl was started successfully or not. Instead, this information will be written in the log files located in