GlassFish – EJB timer service not available

Today I had a situation where after a hardware crash my GlassFish Server did not work correctly. Specially the timer service did no longer work. The server log shows a lot of errors about

...EJB Timer Service not available

In the easiest case the reason why the timer service did not start are old db.lck files.

You can check this by stopping the server and then look for any lock files in the domain folder


After removing the files


you can restart the server and every thing should work again.

See also the following thread if this did not work for you:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.