Starting or stopping FileMaker Server background processes (macOS)
Note  The following information is for server administrators.
In some cases, you may need to start or stop all components of FileMaker Server on a machine. For example, after you restrict access to Admin Console (on the General Settings > Admin Console tab), you must restart all FileMaker Server components. You can restart all FileMaker Server components either by restarting the machine or by restarting the FileMaker Server background processes.
In macOS, FileMaker Server runs as several background processes that start when FileMaker Server is installed. In a multiple-machine deployment, FileMaker Server processes run on each machine.
Typically, the FileMaker Server processes are automatically started when the machine is started. If you choose not to automatically start the FileMaker Server processes during macOS startup or if you stopped the processes, you can start them again manually.
To start or stop FileMaker Server manually:
You must be logged in to the machine where FileMaker Server is running.
Open the Terminal application and enter the start or stop command:
Start FileMaker Server processes
sudo launchctl start com.filemaker.fms
Stop FileMaker Server processes
sudo launchctl stop com.filemaker.fms
Note  The sudo command requires you to authenticate.
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Starting or stopping FileMaker Server components