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Storage node service

As a storage administrator, you may need to stop or restart the storage node service from time to time.

Checking the storage node service name

The name of the storage node service is "CloudStorageController". In versions released in 2013 or earlier, the name of the process is "ProcessController". If in doubt, you can check which of the names applies to the current storage node installation:

  • For the CloudStorageController: # ps x | grep CloudStorageController | grep -v grep
  • For the ProcessController: # ps aux | grep ProcessController | grep -v grep

If the service is running, you will get a response similar to the following:

15942 ? Ssl 0:00 /opt/mxb/bin/CloudStorageController serve

Stopping the storage node service

To stop the storage node service, run the following command in your terminal emulator.

Linux instructions

  • For the CloudStorageController: # /etc/init.d/CloudStorageController stop
  • For the ProcessController (in legacy versions): # /etc/init.d/ProcessController stop

FreeBSD instructions

  • Stop the CloudStorageController: # /etc/rc.d/CloudStorageController stop
  • Stop the ProcessController (in legacy versions): # /etc/rc.d/ProcessController stop

Windows instructions

  • For the CloudStorageController: net stop CloudStorageController
  • For the ProcessController (in legacy versions): net stop ProcessController

Making sure the service has been stopped (optional)

To make sure the service has been stopped, run the following command.

Instructions for Linux and FreeBSD

  • For the CloudStorageController: # ps x | grep CloudStorageController | grep -v grep
  • For the ProcessController (in legacy versions): # ps aux | grep ProcessController | grep -v grep

If the service is stopped, no output will be returned.

Windows instructions

On Windows, you can access the services through the Task Manager (the Services tab) or through the Services Console.