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8.20. Testing and Debugging

8.20.1. Validate server configuration

When the configuration changes are done from withing the Local Manager the changes are validated whey they are applied. Invalid changes are not applied.

These steps are only needed when the configuration file was changes using a text editor or external tools.

To validate the server configuration, use the following command:

$ ./bin/admin-commands.sh validate (on Unix)
CMD> admin-commands.bat validate (on Windows)

After the command is executed, it will list whether the configuration is valid or not on standard output.

Note

If the configuration is not valid, the exit code is 1.

8.20.2. Running in debug mode

For testing the product or trying out various configuration options, SFTPPlus can be launched in debug mode in order to provide quick feedback to internal server operations.

While running in debug mode, the service will remain attached to the console and will output all logging entries to the console.

Note

When executed in debug mode, the server will send log files to the opened console as well as any other logging facility, unless configured otherwise.

8.20.2.1. Running the debug process on Unix systems

The server can be started in debug mode by using the -d command argument of the bin/admin-commands.sh command located in the SFTPPlus installation folder.

To close the debug instance, press Ctrl+C.

For example, call the server as:

$ ./bin/admin-commands.sh debug

Note

If you want to launch the server using a configuration file from a specific location, use –config=/path/to/CONFIGURATION_FILE

8.20.2.2. Running the debug process on Windows systems

The product can be started in debug mode by using the service-debug.bat file located in the SFTPPlus installation folder.

To close the debug instance, close the command prompt window or press Ctrl+C.

8.20.3. Delay execution of SFTP commands

The SFTP service can be configured to delay execution of a folder listing or file reading and writing command.

Since these options are not intended to be used in production, they are not visible in the normal configuration file.

To enable or change the delay, you will need to change the following values at the end of this file:

INSTALL_PATH/lib/python2.7/chevah/server/commons/constants.py

To disable the delay, set the values as:

TEST_DELAY_EXECUTION = {
    'open_folder': 0,  # Used for folder listing operations.
    'open_file': 0,  # Used for file read and write operations.
}

To enable a delay of 30 seconds for listing folder and a delay of 20 seconds for reading and writing files, set the values as:

TEST_DELAY_EXECUTION = {
    'open_folder': 30,  # Used for folder listing operations.
    'open_file': 20,  # Used for file read and write operations.
}