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.