Starting a local ArcSDE service on UNIX or Linux

The sdemon command is used to manage ArcSDE services configured on UNIX and Linux systems.

When starting a service on the local machine, there is no need to specify the server name; the local host is assumed.

You must be logged in as either the owner of the ArcSDE service's home directory, $SDEHOME, or as the root user to start an ArcSDE service.

  1. Type the sdemon command with the start operation to start the ArcSDE service.
  2. sdemon –o start –i 4000

    If using the default service port number, 5151, you do not need to specify the –i option.

  3. You will be prompted to type a password. Type the password of the ArcSDE administrative user. The password is not displayed on the screen for system security.

    Please enter the ArcSDE DBA password:

For details on the use of sdemon and other administration commands, consult the Administration Command Reference that is provided with the ArcSDE component of ArcGIS Server at the Enterprise level.

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