Question

Shutdown from command line

  • Posted September 16, 2014

I see that taking a snapshot requires me to shutdown the droplet and I saw that it is recommended that you shut down droplets from the command line. The command line given:

sudo shutdown -r now

seems to just reboot the server. If I run that command I lose the connection. If I then try to take a snapshot I’m told that it’s still running. If I try to log in again I find I can.

What am I doing wrong?

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sudo shutdown -r now will cause the server to be rebooted.

From the man page:

       -r     Requests that the system be rebooted after it has been brought down.

You want simply,

sudo shutdown now

You can use the “-h” attribute with the command

  -H                          halt after shutdown (implies -h)```

Command would be as follows

sudo shutdown -h now


Hope it helps :)