Rules Service Recovery

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You can configure the Rules Service for automatic recovery on Windows and on Unix platforms:

On Windows XP, an automatic restart can be arranged through the Services Manager:

1. In the Microsoft Services Manager, open the properties of the Rules Service.
2. Click the Recovery tab page.
3. Define the required action on failure, for example: restart service.

On Unix platforms, the following sample script can be used to restart the Rules Service automatically:


   unset closing_time







   # catch signals

   trap trap1 1 2 3 6 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 28 29


   while [ -z "${closing_time}" ]; do

       echo "Starting RulesService $@"

       ./RulesService $@ &


       wait ${pid}



   echo "Closing down"

   echo "Stopping RulesService ${pid}"

   kill ${pid}

On Unix, the init process control program can be used to (re)start the Rules Service in the case of a reboot of Unix. See the Unix documentation for more information on the init process control program.