Before shutting down Historical Server, check current activity on Historical Server to determine if you want to issue a deferred shutdown or an immediate shutdown. A deferred shutdown lets all current activity complete before terminating Historical Server.
Historical Server activity might include fully defined and initiated recording sessions, uninitiated recording sessions with definitions still in progress, playback sessions in progress, and playback sessions being defined. Client connections can be from multiple machines and they might be monitoring various Adaptive Servers.
To determine current activity in Historical Server, connect to Historical Server with the isql utility and issue the hs_status activity command.