We have a stream target configured and upon restart (whether crash recovery or scheduled restart), the stream target is in a 'Waiting...' state and needs to be edited, re-saved and then the state shows as 'Active.'
Is this an issue with the sending Wowza server or the receiving server? The receiving server is also Wowza configured as a repeater, however we do not control it.
When you restart your Wowza server, the incoming RTMP stream is also dropped. Can you confirm that the Stream Targets "Waiting..." status is also maintend after the incoming RTMP stream is re-published?
Can you check your "Incoming streams" page and see if that particular RTMP incoming streams is actually published on your server after the Wowza restart?