10.4 Starting or Activating the VLDB Service

You can activate the VLDB service using either an iManager or a script.

10.4.1 Using iManager

  1. In iManager, select Distributed File Services > Manage Replica Sites.

  2. Select any server with an NSS volume that is located in the DFS management context that you want to manage.

    This action locates the DFS management context, lists the servers in that context that host its VLDB service replicas, and reports the current status of the VLDB service on each replica.

  3. Select the check box next to the VLDB replica site that you want to manage.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Start: Select Actions > Start to load the software module and activate the service.

      If the selected replica site was not originally in the Not Loaded state, the service is simply activated. This option is the one you use most often because it works for both the Stopped and Not Loaded states.

    • Activate: Select Actions > Activate to activate a service that is loaded but in the Stopped state.

      The VLDB service might be in a Stopped state following a successful VLDB repair. The repair automatically starts the service when the repair is done. If activation fails for any reason, DFS puts the service in the Stopped state.

    After the service starts successfully, the replica’s status changes to Running .

  5. Verify that the replica site’s status has changed to Running by refreshing the Manage Replica Sites page.

10.4.2 Using Script

  1. Log in to the VLDB replica server.

  2. Start VLDB using the command, systemctl start novell-dfs.service

    NOTE:The novell-dfs.service script is used only to start VLDB service on non-clustered volumes.