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Basics – Stopping and restarting NetWorker on Mac OS X

Posted by Preston on 2009-05-17

If you’re a NetWorker administrator, but not a Mac OS X administrator, you may be unfamiliar with the process to stop and restart NetWorker on that platform. It’s actually easy, but for someone who hasn’t come from a Mac OS X command-line background, it’s not something you’d immediately expect.

To stop and restart NetWorker, all you need to use is the SystemStarter command, which you run from Terminal (or another suitable command line login).

A typical stop/restart sequence will look like the following:

preston@archon ~$ sudo SystemStarter stop NetWorker
Password:
Stopping NetWorker Client.
preston@archon ~$ sudo SystemStarter start NetWorker
Starting NetWorker Client.

Or, you could simply run:

preston@archon ~$ sudo SystemStarter restart NetWorker

If you’re wondering where the NetWorker startup/shutdown script is installed, you’ll find it, along with other such scripts, installed in /Library/StartupItems.

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