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Remote shutdown and restart

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:20 am
by tarmacalastair
Just a little tip to remotely reboot or shutdown your box for when it inevitably plays up and you need to restart it. This can be done from an Android phone using "HTTP Request Shortcuts" or similar so you don't need to find a PC/tablet.


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http://<VBox IP>/cgi-bin/ManageApp/ManageApp?OPTION=48&shutdown_action=Shutdown+System+
or, if you have a password set:

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http://user:password@<VBox IP>/cgi-bin/ManageApp/ManageApp?OPTION=48&shutdown_action=Shutdown+System+


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http://<VBox IP>/cgi-bin/ManageApp/ManageApp?OPTION=48&restart_action=Restart+System+
(add user/pass if needed like above)

Could we have some help from Support please to restart services in this way? I've found that restarting the Streamer service in the past has brought my Vbox back to life much quicker than a reboot.

Re: Remote shutdown and restart

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:04 pm
by admin@vbox
Sorry it took long time to reply - but here is the command to restart the Streamer

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http://<VBox IP>/cgi-bin/HttpControl/HttpControlApp?OPTION=1&Method=RestartStreamer

Re: Remote shutdown and restart

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:43 pm
by nepo

How I can use these http request with a terminal/console (Linux) or a bash script?
I want to use tvheadend with Post-processor command or bash script with cron !

Thanks and bye nepo!

With the program curl, you can shutdown your vbox per terminal/script
Linux: curl ' ... n=Shutdown'
Windows @VBox Support Shutdown Remotely Can be done by this way:
There is also executable for Windows, that can be downloaded.

The usage is:
· Curl.exe
For example to shutdown the device with IP an Windows:
· c:\tools\curl.exe ' ... n=Shutdown'

:!: Important: Use quote => curl 'xxxx'

Bye nepo!