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How to Shutdown/Reboot Remote Linux System

Often system administrators need to shutdown/reboot remote Linux systems. This is a problem faced by many new system administrators. In this article, we will learn how to shutdown/reboot remote Linux system.


How to Shutdown/Reboot Remote Linux System

Here are the steps to shutdown/reboot remote Linux system.


1. Log into Remote Server

Open terminal and run the following command to SSH into remote server. Replace user with SSH username, and server-name with the domain name or IP address of remote server.

$ ssh user@server-name


2. Shutdown/Reboot Linux system

Run the following command to shutdown the remote system.

$ sudo shutdown

Run the following command to reboot the remote system.

$ sudo reboot


3. Shortcuts to Shutdown/Reboot remote system

You can combine the remote login and shutdown/reboot in a single command as shown below.

##reboot
$ ssh -t user@server-name 'sudo reboot'
OR
$ ssh -t user@server-name 'sudo halt'

##shutdown
$ ssh -t user@server-name 'sudo shutdown -r 0'
OR
$ ssh -t user@server-name 'sudo shutdown -r now'

In this article, we have learnt how to shutdown/reboot remote Linux server.

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