Sometimes, DSA services will suddenly not start following a shutdown of services or a shutdown of the OS. The error reported is 'Failed to set pid file <DSA _NAME>'. This can occur on both Windows or UNIX Operating Systems. This can occur due to a number of reasons such as:
The solutions to the scenarios above are:
> dxserver stop all
Ensure that $DXHOME\Pid or %DXHOME%/Pid directory is empty by deleting all the files inside.
Check for any dxserver processes which may still be running as these need to be stopped prior to starting the dxserver services again.
Restart the dxserver services by issuing the command
> dxserver start all