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Old 09-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
ashley75
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startup the service automatically


I have the backup agent running on this server and it's Redhat Linux Advance Server 2.1.

1. What do I need to do in order for this service startup automatically everytime I reboot the server.

2. Do I have the write scripts in Linux????

3. If I have to write scripts, how do I start, is there any good books or resource for me to learn???

thanks so much for all of the help in the past.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:59 PM   #2
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Go into your /etc/init.d, in there are scripts to stop/start/restart processes. Open one up and look at it. It looks some thing like this:

#! /bin/sh
# /sbin/init.d/runlevel.3

case "$1" in
start)
need runlevel.2
need portmap
mount -vat nfs
;;
stop)
umount -vat nfs
;;
esac
# End

You can add the command to start the service under start and the command to stop the service under stop and even add a restart command. Then you'll need to add this to a run level. I believe that 3 should do. Then if you wanted to restart the service, you could type /etc/init.d/backupagent restart.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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to start the backup agent, I can simply type:

uagent start


do you mean that I can simply add this commnand in anywhere on the mentioned file???


thanks
 
Old 09-23-2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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I believe that this will work.

#! /bin/sh
# /sbin/init.d/runlevel.3

case "$1" in
start)
uagent start
;;
stop)
uagent stop
;;
restart)
uagent restart
;;
esac
# End

Then you will have to add it to the runlevel that you want. I use slack and am not really sure exactly how RH runlevels work. I think that they are in the /etc/rc.d/rc.x, where x is 1 to 6. If you look around on the net you will find out exactly what you need to do.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 02:14 AM   #5
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If it's just one command that you want to run on boot (for example uagent), just append the line to your /etc/rc.local file.

This ought to do the trick.
# echo "uagent start" >> /etc/rc.local

... of, do it the traditional way and edit /etc/rc.local with an editor


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