How to start or stop a Mule instance on Linux

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In this example, $mule_home is the directory where Mule is installed, such as /opt/MuleSoft, and $instance_name is the name of the Mule instance, such as server01.

Start a Mule instance

~]# $mule_home/instance_name/bin/mule start


After Mule has started, check the mule_ee.log to ensure that the instance is up and kicking.

+ Mule is up and kicking (every 5000ms)

* default                                    * DEPLOYED  *
* name-373                                   * DEPLOYED  *


Stop a Mule instance

~]# $mule_home/instance_name/bin/mule stop


If "Startup failed: Timed out waiting for a signal from the JVM" appears in the mule_ee.log, wait a few minutes, and check the mule_ee.log again, as there may be a subsequent attempt to "Starting the Mule Container...".

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