INDIA WEB HOSTING FAQs

April 2, 2012

Reboot Server from SSH

Reboot Server from SSH

How to reboot Linux server from ssh? Is it same for local and remote Linux system?

Linux has various ways to reboot a system. It is also known as halt, poweroff, shutdown, init etc.

Coming to the point, rebooting your Linux server from ssh console: The most important thing, you should be logged in as root to reboot the system. Once you are in as root, type any of the following command as per your requirement.

INSTANT REBOOT LINUX SERVER:

# reboot
OR
# /sbin/reboot
OR
# shutdown -r now
OR
# /sbin/shutdown -r now

Want to send a notification to logged in users about this reboot? Then type the following command:
# shutdown -r +2 (This will send the message to all the users that the system is going to reboot in next 2 minutes.)

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