Zim Integrated Server (ZIS)
Zim Server can be started manually from the Start menu, or the Startup folder.
You can also start the process from the command prompt:
start zsvserv.exe [-p <port number> | -s <service>]
This command starts Zim Server in its own console window. The -p option sets the port number on which the server is listening. The -s option does the same thing, but here you enter a service name. The server uses this name to retrieve the port number from the services file.
The Zim Server process can be started manually or it can be invoked from a system start-up script. This process is started by the command zimserver, that is installed in the directory pointed to by the ZIM environment variable. You should start the process with the command line:
nohup zimserver [-p <port number> | -s <service>] &
Note: The same command line could be placed in a system start-up script.
Using NOHUP means that you can log off from the current session and the Zim Server process continues to run. Using ‘&’, means that the Zim Server process runs in the background and that you can continue to enter commands at your terminal. Output from ZIMSERVER and the Database Agent process that would normally go to the terminal are rerouted by NOHUP to a file called nohup.out in the current directory. This file normally contains lines showing that the Zim Server process has begun and ended. It also contains any terminal output from a Database Agent processes started by the Zim Server. It is not necessary to retain the contents of this file and you should occasionally check the size of nohup.out and delete it if necessary.
The -p option sets the port number on which the server is listening. The -s option performs the same function, but using the -s option requires that you enter a service. The server uses this name to retrieve the port number from the services file.