There are two Daylight database servers, Thorserver and Merlinserver. They must run continually to provide access to databases to users via client programs. They may be started and killed directly by the Daylight administrator, or via scripts, or automatically at boot/shutdown.
Starting and killing servers manually:
$DY_ROOTis defined and
$DY_ROOT/binis in your path. Then just enter:
$DY_MERLIN_LOG_FILEare not set, these files will be in /tmp.
START_DCIS_SERVERSis provided for this purpose. Edit the script to ensure that local directories and databases are specified correctly, and invoke it.
KILL_DCIS_SERVERSscript assures that databases are closed and users evicted before killing the servers. Since it is possible for a database to be corrupted by killing the Thorserver when a database is opened-writeable, this is a key feature.