Running Document Services in maintenance mode

Maintenance mode is useful when performing tasks such as patching a DSC, upgrading Document Services, or applying a service pack.

Avoid invoking any processes while the server is in maintenance mode. This is what happens if a process is invoked while the server is in maintenance mode:

  • If the process is long-lived, it is added to the job database, but is not started. When you exit maintenance mode, Document Services processes the long-lived jobs in its queue, even if the server was restarted while in maintenance mode.

  • If the process is short-lived, it is processed right away.

Put Document Services in maintenance mode

 In a web browser, enter:

http://[hostname]:[port]/dsc/servlet/DSCStartupServlet?maintenanceMode=pause&user=[administrator username]&password=[password]

A "now paused" message is displayed in the browser window.

Note: If you shut down the server while it is maintenance mode, it will still be in maintenance mode when it is restarted. You must turn off maintenance mode when you are finished your maintenance tasks.

Check whether Document Services is running in maintenance mode

 In a web browser, enter:

http://[hostname]:[port]/dsc/servlet/DSCStartupServlet?maintenanceMode=isPaused&user=[administrator username]&password=[password]

The status is displayed in the browser window. A status of "true" indicates that the server is running in maintenance mode, and "false" indicates that the server is not in maintenance mode.

Turn off maintenance mode

 In a web browser, enter:

http://[hostname]:[port]/dsc/servlet/DSCStartupServlet?maintenanceMode=resume&user=[administrator username]&password=[password]

A "now running" message is displayed in the browser window.