Ensure Tetra Agent Services Run Constantly
To ensure that a Tetra Agent's services run constantly, you can add a Windows Schedule Task to automatically restart the Tetra Agent service on a daily basis at a specific time (for example, schedule to run at 1:00 AM). If the Tetra Agent service is already running when the scheduled task executes, it will not impact the Tetra Agent service.
This page describes how to:
- Create a batch file to start the Tetra Agent
- Create a task to run the batch file
- Edit or delete a task using a Windows Schedule Task
Create a Batch File to Start the Tetra Agent
To create a batch file that starts the Tetra Agent automatically:
- Open the Windows Services panel and locate the Tetra Agent service you want to start.
Tetra Agent services use this naming convention: TetraScience.Agent.AgentType.AgentVersion.(Instance:AgentId)
- Right-click the Agent service and select Properties.
- Copy the Tetra Agent service name displayed in the Service name field, for example: TetraScience.Agent.file-log.v3.4.0$7abaa520-726d-4182-9e17-8c830f29ae0e. You will use this service name to create a batch file in Step 4.
- Using a shell program, create a batch file to start and run the Tetra Agent service. In this example, replace the
<agent_service_name>with the Tetra Agent service name (
TetraScience.Agent.file-log.v3.4.0$7abaa520-726d-4182-9e17-8c830f29ae0e) you copied previously in Step 3.
net start "<agent_service_name>"
- Save the batch file to a folder, for example:
C:\TetraScience\TetraScience.Agent.File-Log.v3.4.0\. When you save the batch file name, you should use a descriptive name, such as
Batch File Name Extensions
Batch file names may include these file extensions:
- Close the Services panel.
Create a Task to Run the Batch File
To create a task to run the batch file:
- From the Windows Task Scheduler, select Action and then select Create Basic Task.
- Add a Name and Description for the task, and then click Next.
- Select Daily and then click Next.
- Indicate the Start Date, Time, and Recurrence, and then click Next.
- Navigate to and select the batch file that you created previously, and then click Next.
- Review the task information, and click Finish.
Edit or Delete a Task Using Windows Schedule Task
After you have created a scheduled task, you can edit or delete the task.
From the Windows Schedule Task:
- To edit the task: Right-click and select Properties. Edit and save the updated task information.
- To delete the task: Right-click and select Delete.
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