SharePoint Tidbit - Making Graceful shutdown actually work in SharePoint 2013


Hello All,

 

We have discussed Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013, and I believe we discussed Graceful shutdown….oh boy have things changed.  It was discovered that running the command was actually not persisting the data as the service was stopped before data was moved to another server.

 

Luckily Distributed Cache was built on App Fabric and it had the controls available for us to work around this issue.  Here is a sample piece of code that will move the data to another server then shutdown that service in SharePoint.  This needs to run on a SharePoint server and I would suggest either running it before shutting down a server, or having it run as a managed task in Windows on shutdown.

 

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$startTime = Get-Date

$currentTime = $startTime

$elapsedTime = $currentTime - $startTime

[int]$timeOut = 900

[string]$SharePointServerName = "SP2013app.contoso.com"

[int]$Count = 1

 

$Error.Clear()

try

{

      Use-CacheCluster

      $HostInfo = Stop-CacheHost -Graceful -CachePort 22233 -ComputerName $SharePointServerName

 

      while($elapsedTime.TotalSeconds -le $timeOut-and $HostInfo.Status -ne 'Down')

      {

            $Status = $hostInfo.Status

            Write-Progress -Activity "Shutting down distributed cache host..." -CurrentOperation $Status -PercentComplete $Count 

            Start-Sleep(3)

            $currentTime = Get-Date

            $elapsedTime = $currentTime - $startTime

            $Count = $timeOut/(($elapsedTime.Minute * 60) + $elapsedTime.Seconds)

            $hostInfo = Get-CacheHost -HostName $SharePointServerName -CachePort 22233

      }

      Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ea SilentlyContinue

      Write-Progress -Activity "Shutting down distributed cache host..." -CurrentOperation "Service fully Stopped" -PercentComplete 100

      Stop-SPDistributedCacheServiceInstance

      Write-Host "To start service, please use Central Administration site."

}

catch [System.Exception]

{

     Write-Host "[ERROR]Failed stopping cache host. See full error below. `n"

      Write-Host $Error

}

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219613.aspx


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