How to restart Jenkins safely

Jenkins provides the Frontend User interface and the API to access the jenkins servers and API calls also can be sent from the URL

Process to restart jenkins server safely

Here is our jenkins server hosted on our url: http://jenkins.linuxcent.com:8080

And the API request to restart Jenkins safely is to run http://YourJenkins-url-or-ip/safeRestart
http://jenkins.linuxcent.com:8080/safeRestart
See the below screenshot for more information.

This option is reliable as the restart operation will wait for the currently running jobs to complete and then proceed with restart

Safe Restart jenkins from UI API

Force restart option in jenkins

http://jenkins.linuxcent.com:8080/restart
This option will restart the Jenkins forcefully and the currently running jobs will be subjected for force termination.
Forcefully Restart jenkins from UI API

Restart jenkins server from commandline

Through the command you can initiate the restart command, but this will be a forceful restart of Jenkins server.

It will be stopping and starting the jenkins server from commandline, although you can run the stop and then start with same results.

[vamshi@jenkins jenkins]$ sudo systemctl restart jenkins

On older systemv servers you can also initiate the restart using service command

[vamshi@jenkins jenkins]$ sudo service jenkins restart

How do you restart Jenkins?

Go to the Jenkins installation, open the cmd and run:

  • To stop: jenkins.exe stop.
  • To start: jenkins.exe start.
  • To restart: jenkins.exe restart.

Is the command used to restart Jenkins manually?

To restart Jenkins manually, you can use either of the following commands (by entering their URL in a browser). jenkins_url/safeRestart – Allows all running jobs to complete. … jenkins_url/restart – Forces a restart without waiting for builds to complete.

What is the command to restart Jenkins service on Windows?

  • To stop: jenkins.exe stop.
  • To start: jenkins.exe start.
  • To restart: jenkins.exe restart.

How long does it take to restart Jenkins?

I also restarted the Jenkins service and it worked. It did take 3-4 minutes after I restarted the service for the page to load up, though. So make sure you’re patient before moving on to something else.

How do I restart Jenkins in Kubernetes?

Just kubectl delete pods -l run=jenkins-ci – Will delete all pods with this label (your jenkins containers). Since they are under Deployment, it will re-create the containers. Network routing will be adjusted automatically (again because of the label selector).

How do I set Jenkins to restart itself?

Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Manage Plugins -> Search for Safe Restart -> Install it. Then Restart Safely appear on the Dashboard.

How do I start Jenkins on port 8080?

  • Go to the directory where you installed Jenkins (by default, it’s under Program Files/Jenkins)
  • Open the Jenkins.xml configuration file.
  • Search –httpPort=8080 and replace the 8080 with the new port number that you wish.
  • Restart Jenkins for changes to take effect.

How do I start Jenkins on Mac?

Terminal and Start / Stop daemon
Start Jenkins: sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.jenkins-ci.plist.
Stop Jenkins: sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.jenkins-ci.plist.

How do I run Jenkins job daily?

The steps for schedule jobs in Jenkins:

  • click on “Configure” of the job requirement.
  • scroll down to “Build Triggers” – subtitle.
  • Click on the checkBox of Build periodically.

How do I open Jenkins?

To start Jenkins from command line

  1. Open command prompt.
  2. Go to the directory where your war file is placed and run the following command: java -jar jenkins.war.

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