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Start server instance from command line on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems


mps-start [-C [path/]server_name] [-f]


mps-start [-C [path/]server_name] [-f] starts a server instance.

Input Arguments

-C path/

Specify a path to the server instance.

If you omit this option, the system searches the current working folder and its parents to find the server instance. If you start a server instance in the current working folder, you do not need to specify a full path, specify the server name only.


Name of the server to be started.


Force success even if the server instance is currently running. Starting a running server instance is considered an error.


Start a server instance named server_1, located in folder tmp, and force successful completion of mps-start.

Type the following at the system command prompt:

mps-start -f -C /tmp/server_1


  • After issuing mps-start, issue the mps-status command to verify the server instance has started.

Version History

Introduced in R2012b