Details on the StartSS.pl script for Spectrum

Document ID : KB000049650
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

The Spectrum StartSS.pl script is located in the $SPECROOT/bin directory.

It is used on systems to start the SpectroSERVER, as well as the Archive Manager on primary servers from the command line instead of using the Spectrum Control Panel.

Solution:

Executing StartSS.pl script without any parameters will start both the SpectroSERVER and the Archive Manager. This includes starting an Archive Manger on a secondary server in a Fault Tolerant environment. Archive Manager should not be running on the secondary SpectroSERVER as it will cause multiple problems.

To still use the StartSS.pl script on the secondary, simply pass the "--secondary" flag when executing it:

Example: ./startSS.pl --secondary

This will tell the script it is being run on a secondary server and will not start the Archive Manager.