Restarting and Resuming Business Process Instances

When your monitoring activities with IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator uncover a process instance with a state of waiting, interrupted, or halted, or you have stopped a process for some reason, such as to correct a problem before the process continues, you may want to resume or restart the process.

Some distinctions can be made between resuming and restarting a process. The following list describes the three options you have for re-activating a stopped process instance, and when to use each:

Continues a process from the last step that fully completed (including full configured persistence). The instance retains its original instance ID.

Use this function when the error is related to services. For example, if a service is unavailable unexpectedly, a business process using that service stops at that point. After the service is restored and active, you can resume the business process.

Simple Restart
Starts a new instance of the same business process from the beginning (with the same document). The new process receives a new instance ID.
Advanced Restart
Runs the original document using the default version of a different business process model (you can select the default version of any process model saved in the system).

The new instance receives a new instance ID. Use this function when the error is related to the business process BPML code.