Vivek Agarwal’s Portal/Java Blog

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Posts Tagged ‘Troubleshooting’

Resolved an exception stacktrace related to Quickr/WebSphere Portal search tables

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on July 14, 2008

Recently we wanted to duplicate an existing Quickr test server from one machine to another without going through the entire process of installing Quickr, configuring security, configuring an external web server, installing a fixpack and efixes, installing our custom applications, and preserving all the test Quickr teamplaces and content. We got this to work pretty cleanly by restoring a file system backup of Quickr and a backup of the Quickr DB2 database. We did this for one of our test servers, but ran into an exception when we tried to duplicate another test server. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yet another WebSphere Portal startup issue/resolution

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on June 30, 2008

A short and sweet entry to document the quick and easy resolution for the situation where you encounter the following error starting up the WebSphere Portal service on Windows –

The IBM WebSphere Application Server V6 – WebspherePortal service terminated with service-specific error 134221464 (0x8000E98).

This is a problem where the service fails to start up, and the failure occurs real quickly. Essentially, the WebSphere Portal java process is not even kicked off and you do not find any logging in profiles\${profile_name}\logs\WebSphere_Portal\startServer.log for the WebSphere Portal server. I have encountered this a few times, and usually for me, the issue has been related to an ungraceful shutdown of WebSphere Portal. I have restarted my Portal VMWare VM unexpectedly and the WebSphere_Portal.pid file is left in the profiles\${profile_name}\logs\WebSphere_Portal. The resolution for this issue is to simply delete the pid file and to restart the service.

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