YouTrack Standalone 2017.2 Help

Stop and Start YouTrack

This page describes how to stop and start your YouTrack Standalone server.

The following situations require that you stop YouTrack:

  • You want to change the location of the database.

  • You want to modify properties or JVM options for your YouTrack Standalone server.

  • You want to upgrade your YouTrack Standalone installation.

Stop and Start an MSI Installation

When you install YouTrack with an MSI distribution, YouTrack runs as a Windows service. The display name of the windows service is JetBrains YouTrack. After the initial configuration, the application runs in the background on the server.

To start and stop the Windows service, use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).

In later versions of Windows, you can right-click the application in the Start menu to stop and start the service.

Stop and Start a ZIP Installation

If you installed YouTrack with a ZIP distribution, you run YouTrack from the command line. The scripts that you use to start and stop YouTrack are located in the <youtrack_home>/bin/ directory. The <youtrack_home> directory is the location where the ZIP distribution was unpacked during installation.

To stop and start YouTrack on OS X or Linux platforms, execute the command as a non-root user.

Enter commands to stop and start the YouTrack service in a command-line interface. Use the following commands to manage the status of your YouTrack Standalone instance:


Description start

Start the YouTrack service. stop

Stops the YouTrack service. restart

Restarts the YouTrack service. help

Displays a list of all commands that can be executed in the command-line interface.

Stop and Start a JAR Distribution

When you run YouTrack as a standalone Java process, the scripts and tools that you use to stop and start the service vary based on your operating system and installation environment.

Last modified: 7 March 2019