Startup parameter: unlockdatabase

Startup parameters change the behavior of the Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




When a system is started either in a vertically-scaled implementation or in a horizontally-scaled implementation, a unique key is generated and saved in the database as a lock record. The lock record prevents another Service Manager system starting, so as not to use the same database. However, this causes the backup server to fail to start when the primary server is abruptly brought down. This parameter allows the System Administrator to clean up the database lock record by issuing the sm -unlockdatabase command, and then starting the backup server.

Note The unlock database functionality is needed only when you are switching the Service Manager product from one host to another host.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value


Possible values


Example usage

Command line: sm -unlockdatabase

Note Do not add this parameter to the sm.ini file.

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System parameters

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Enter a parameter in the sm.ini file

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