4. Maintenance

4.1. Location of the Components

THOR Thunderstorm uses several components and paths for the configuration. Please see the table below for more information:





Binaries & Signatures



/var/log/thunderstorm (you can change that in the configuration)

Sample Files

/tmp/thunderstorm (you can change that in the configuration)

4.2. Restart the Service

The following command will restart the THOR Thunderstorm service:

nextron@thunder:~$ sudo systemctl restart thor-thunderstorm.service

4.3. Review the Service Status

To debug potential problems, you can run the following commands and see what might be the problem.

Check if the service is still running:

nextron@thunder:~$ sudo systemctl status thor-thunderstorm.service
[sudo] password for nextron:
● thor-thunderstorm.service - THOR Thunderstorm Server
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/thor-thunderstorm.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Wed 2023-01-18 15:28:17 CET; 17h ago
Main PID: 39960 (thor-linux-64)

Check the last entries in the service log for errors

nextron@thunder:~$ tail /var/log/thunderstorm/thunderstorm.log

Check if the service is listening on a port:

nextron@thunder:~$ sudo netstat -anpt | grep thor

4.4. Replace the License

In order to add a new license, copy it to the /etc/thunderstorm/ directory.

The THOR Thunderstorm service will automatically pick the first valid license and use it.


If you've added a license with a higher quota limit (samples per hour) and the old one has not expired, you have to remove the old license, so that the Thunderstorm service cannot select and use it.