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Graceful Server Reboot/Forceful Server Reboot - huh?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 7thDsites, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. 7thDsites

    7thDsites Member

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    Hi All,

    Could someone please tell me the difference between a graceful and forceful reboot?
    And perhaps when should one be used and not the other?

    Thanks in advance,

    best,
    john
     
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    Graceful means to shut down all services normally, allowing current operations to finish, then reboot. Forceful means just shut the whole thing down and reboot NOW. It's always nicer to use graceful, but when there's a problem, it doesn't always work.
     
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    makes sense.. I figured it was something like that; thanks much.
     
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    You can also SSH into the server and type at the prompt: reboot

    You can do this if WHM is innaccessible.
     
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