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Run Sync Service via a script

Use these instructions to run the Sync Service using a script.

Ensure that you’ve installed the required software before installing Sync Service.

Before you start the Sync Service, see the Prerequisites and Readme.txt file included in the AlfrescoSyncServer-3.4.x.zip for more information.

  1. Create a user that you’ll use to run the process.

    1. For Linux:

      Create a user named dsync that you’ll use to run the process, with user home set to /opt/alfresco-sync-service.

      For example:

       sudo useradd -m -d /opt/alfresco-sync-service dsync
      

      The format of the command is: sudo useradd -m -d </PATH/TO/FOLDER> <USERNAME>

    2. For Windows:

      You only need a dedicated user if JMX remote authentication is enabled. See Readme.txt file in AlfrescoSyncServer-3.4.x.zip for details.

  2. Use one of the start up scripts from the distribution zip.

    • For Linux: syncservice.sh
    • For Windows: syncservice.bat

    On Linux:

    1. Make the script file executable:

       sudo chmod +x /opt/alfresco-sync-service/syncservice.sh
      
    2. Start the Sync Service by issuing the following command:

       sudo /opt/alfresco-sync-service/syncservice.sh start
      
    3. Stop the Sync Service by issuing the following command:

       sudo /opt/alfresco-sync-service/syncservice.sh stop
      

    On Windows:

    1. Run syncservice.bat to start the Sync Service.

    2. Press CTRL+C to stop the Sync Service, or via JMX. See Readme.txt for more.

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