Applies to:Product Release: V7 (Enterprise)
Version: 188.8.131.52 
Database: Oracle 9i
Application Server OS: Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
Database Server OS: Sun Solaris 9
This document was previously published as Siebel SR 38-3035052921.
Each night a cold DB backup is taken on each environment. This is affecting a number of components on the Siebel server:
Server Tables Cleanup
These components need to be restarted each morning as the backup is affecting them. I decided to use scripts to shutdown the siebel server 15 mins before backup is taken and another to restart it in the morning. I have tested these script on one environment and this works fine. On another environmnet the shutdown script appears to hang (i.e batch job does not complete). All the parameters are correct as the command would not run otherwise. I have attached the script and the log files at the time it executed (01:45). As you can see from the log file at 06:00 created after the startup script is executed, the server is still shutting down. Can you please inform me what the issue is?
The customer's script:
D:\sea78\test\siebsrvr\BIN\srvrmgr /g UKGateway /e siebtest /s SiebTest1 /u sadmin /p password /c "shutdown appserver SiebTest1"
In review of the customer's component log files, we could see that there was a problem with one or more components shutting down. As stated in SupportWeb SR 38-1147657941 [Siebel Servers stick in "Shutting down" state], the "shutdown appserver" command issued from the Server manager command-line is a synchronous process, thus the command will block until all tasks in the server have exited. There could be a problem stopping one or more components, caused either by the components themselves, or caused by the synchronous nature of the shutdown process (ie. one component is waiting on a response from another component, or the Siebel server - that may have already been shutdown).
The customer was recommended to use the Windows command, net stop. The net stop command is used as follows:
net stop <service>
net stop SiebSrvr
Which would stop the service called SiebSrvr.
Assuming you do not have any problem stopping your Siebel Server service using the Windows' Services utility, then you should not experience a problem with using the net stop command to stop the Siebel Server service. You can schedule the command using the Windows command, at.
This information resolved this for the customer.