Target and Process Service

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The Target and Process Service (TgtProcSvc) is the engine that fuels all data ingest or capture. The Target and Process Service ingests data into the Information Repository by running automated jobs using Target and Process Policies. For TgtProcSvc to execute, a policy must specify everything needed to locate and ingest targeted files. A targeted file is any file that meets all the criteria defined in a policy.

As TgtProcSvc runs, its behavior can be modified with the command line arguments listed below. You can enter a single argument, a single argument and -usage or -version, or a combination of several arguments and -usage or -version.

The command line is formed as follows:

TgtProcSvc <argument> <argument> ...



-admin_pathname "<pathname>"

Specify the directory for the job log and run record files.

Default = "<install-dir>/Phoenix/JobHistory/"

-config_pathname "<pathname>"

Specify a file that contains all job criteria.

Default = "<install-dir>/Phoenix/Config/TgtProcSvc.cfg"

-diagnostic <boolean>

Run the service in diagnostic mode. Policies and job queues display on the local terminal.

Valid values = true | false

Default = false

-error_log_pathname "<pathname>"

The path for the error log file.

Default = "<install-dir>/Phoenix/Logs/TgtProcSvc.log"


For diagnostic purposes to debug the process.

This option is for UNIX only.

-list_pathname "<pathname>"

Specify the file where all verbose information is written. (See "-verbose" below.)

Default = "/dev/tty"

-service_install <number>

Windows only.

Install is for manually installing the service.
Remove is for manually removing the service. You can use only one argument at a time.

Default = the service instance number.

-service_remove <number>

-update_interval <number>

The configuration update interval in seconds. If you modify the config file during the job, the Information Repository re-reads it. To disable this option, enter 0.

Default = 60


List all valid parameters for the service.


Print progress information to the path indicated in the -list_pathname command (above).


Displays the current version information.

For more information see Target and Process.