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NetarchiveSuite 7.4
and is still work-in-progress.

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This page contains a description of how to make the applications start automatically when the operating system is starting.

Currently, when a computer is rebooted, the applications have to be started manually. This describes how to make the operating system start the applications during startup.


Note: This has been tested with Redhat Enterprise Linux 6, so it probably works on Fedora (Core) as well.

Log in as administrator. Create the following script in '/etc/init.d/' (the name of the script will be referred to as netarkiv):

# chkconfig: 345 80 20
# description: netarkiv
[ -x /home/USERNAME/ENV_NAME/conf/ ]  || exit 0
case $1 in
        su - netarkiv -c 'ENV_NAME/conf/'
        su - netarkiv -c 'ENV_NAME/conf/'
        echo "Usage: $0 { start | stop }"
        exit 1

Where USERNAME is the name of the user for the installation, and ENV_NAME is the environment name for NetarchiveSuite (defined in the configuration file).

The following command has to be run for the netarkiv script to be run during start-up and shut-down of Linux:

chkconfig --add netarkiv

The script can also be run manually, by the commands:

service netarkiv stop
service netarkiv start


This is an example of how to make Windows 2003 Server automatically call a script during start-up. The restart script has to be run, since it might not have closed correctly last time (e.g. power-failure, spontaneous reboot, etc.). This cleans up before the applications are restarted.

Create the service.

  • Install Microsoft Resource Kit Windows 2003 Server.
  • Run the program RkTools.exe, and install with standard settings.
  • Open a Command Prompt, and go to the directory where the Resource Kit has been installed (e.g. C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools).
  • Install a service with the following command Instsrv <ServiceName> <path to resource kit>\srvany.exe (e.g. Instsrv BitApp "C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\srvany.exe").
  • Open the registration database with regedit, and find the service through the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\<SercviceName>.
  • Make sure that the start value is 2 (starting automatically).
  • Create a new 'Key' called Parameters.
  • In this 'Key' create a new 'String Value' called Application, which contains the complete path to the bat-script (e.g. c:\users\USERNAME\ENV_NAME\conf\restart.bat).
  • Also within the 'Key' create another 'String Value' called AppDirectory, which should contain a path to the directory where the bat-script is placed (e.g. c:\users\USERNAME\ENV_NAME\conf).

Now the application should automatically start during Windows startup.


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