RUST Server Restart Command, Hints and Tips

RUST Server Restart Command

The RUST server restart command

The RUST server restart command is used for restarting a RUST game server. This command simultaneously displays a count down message inside of the global chat, that notifies all users of the impending reboot. In addition to this, it will perform a last second server save before the restart is initiated. This makes it especially useful to server admins that need to restart their servers while there are active players on it. The last second server save helps prevent “rollbacks” to previous saves.

Who can enter the RUST server restart command

On Vanilla RUST servers, the RUST server restart command can only be initiated by RUST admins and moderators.  If you’re a regular player, you will not be able to initiate this command. Many RUST server hosting companies have configurable options available for easily setting up scheduled restarts.

RUST being in early stages of development is not fully optimized and is prone to memory leaks appearing. Restarting a server can help off set the build up of memory being consumed. It’s advised to give server moderators the ability to manage this as well.

How to use the RUST server restart command 

Before initiating the restart command, ensure the following:

  • Let active players know when the server is coming down
  • Give at least 5 minutes so players can get somewhere safe to log out
  • Provide a reason for why the server is coming down
  • Give a rough time estimate of when the server’s expected to be back online

The RUST server restart command is usable from both the in-game console and RCON platforms. While in the game, press the F1 key to open the in-game console and type in the  RUST server restart command syntax listed below, then press enter.

RUST server restart command (1 of 1)

  • The server restart command is used to restart the RUST server.
  • This command accepts a single parameter of seconds, until the restart is initiated.
  • This command, with no parameter passed to it, will automatically restart the server in 300 seconds.

Initiating a RUST server restart

restart

On success the console will display:

 Restarting in 300 seconds

On success the server chat will display:

 SERVER Restarting in 300 seconds

Canceling a RUST server restart

  • The server restart command is used to cancel an impending server restart.
  • Simply pass a negative value as a parameter to the restart command.
  • The restart will be immediately cancelled and no notification messages will be displayed.

restart -1

On success the console will display:

 N/A

On success the server chat will display:

 N/A

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