I started monerod as a background daemon with the
Suppose I want to restart my computer, how do I gracefully stop the process?
Can I just kill it?
Thanks in advance.
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monerod exit. You can also just kill the process but you might lose the last batch of blocks that way.
When you've started
monerod with the
--rpc-bind-ip option (and
--confirm-external-bind), you should also reference that when sending commands, such as
status). For example, the following wouldn't work anymore:
$ monerod exit Creating the logger system Error: Couldn't connect to daemon
You'd need to do it like this instead:
$ monerod exit --rpc-bind-ip ….….….… Creating the logger system Stop signal sent
As for Unix signals:
Seems to also send the correct shutdown for a clean exit.
Tested on monerod 0.10.3.1 on macOS.
Bring monerod process that is running in the background into the foreground and then type exit.
As of version 0.10.3.1, dpzz's answer doesn't appear to work. Specifically, if you start the daemon with
--rpc-bind-ip, referencing that in the commands to send to the daemon doesn't successfully locate the daemon.
For me, works