Starting the Server

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Starting the Server


CData Sync is built on top of an application framework that provides web services, authentication, encryption, and automation facilities. You can host the Sync web application on any web server that is based on Windows or Java. Both the Windows and Java Editions include a stand-alone server, so no external server is required to host the application.

Microsoft Windows Edition

The Windows Edition of Sync comes with an embedded web server. Launch the server (if it is not already running) either through the Windows Start menu or by running the CData.Sync.exe file in the installation directory.

If the web UI does not open automatically in a browser, manually launch the UI in one of the following ways:

  • Double-click the Sync icon in the system tray.

  • Right-click the Sync icon and select Start Application.

  • Open a browser and navigate manually to the address and port on which the server is listening. The default port is 8019.

More Information

Windows Edition: Provides information about configuring the embedded server and hosting Sync to run on (IIS).

Java Edition

The Java Edition comes bundled with a web server, built on top of Eclipse Jetty, to support simple cross-platform deployment. This stand-alone web server is launched by running the sync.jar file, which is located in the installation directory.

java -jar sync.jar

The configuration for this web server is contained within the sync.properties file, which is located next to the sync.jar file. You can modify this configuration file according to your specific deployment needs.

In addition, Sync provides a service.sh script that you can use to set up a systemd or init.d service on UNIX systems.

More Information

Java Edition: Provides step-by-step deployment information for running Sync on several major Java web servers.