On multiple occasions now the sync service between our indexer and query instances has stopped and although it should recover gracefully, this doesn't happen always. Both syncserver.log and syncclient.log are full of errors. The query servers are working correctly so my question is:

Is there a way to just restart the sync service instead of restarting the instances? I couldn't find such information (both here and Fredhopper Learning Center) or have overlooked it.

We're using SmartTarget 2014SP1, FAS version (107262), JRE version 1.7.0_40

Thank you.

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You can start the sync client through the deployment agent:

bin/deployment-agent-client invoke [instanceName] syncclient start

Same goes for every other process (qserver, xmlloader, etc.). They can all be managed through the deployment agent.

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