You can start a region on the local machine or on a remote machine. The event monitor on the target machine can be used to start regions. You can also start a region from the Enterprise Server for .NET user interface, or by using the seestart command.
To start a region, you can perform either a cold start or a warm start.
With a cold start, the region's database is created if it does not already exist. If it exists, all its tables and stored procedures are dropped. The cold start re-creates all required tables (some fixed, some transient) and installs stored procedures.
With a warm start, a region database must exist. The start uses the existing versions of fixed tables, such as the CSA and resource definitions.
Only transient tables only and re-created, for example the request queue and the connected sessions table.