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Relaunch a Server


To relaunch one or more running servers.

Note: Server arrays, array instances, and unmanaged instances are ignored by the Relaunch action.


When a server is relaunched, the current instance is terminated and a new instance is launched in its place. The new server will receive a new aws-id, private DNS name, and public DNS name, because it is a completely different physical machine. Relaunching a server is equivalent to terminating the existing running server and launching a fresh new server in its place, whereas a reboot will restart the same physical machine. When you relaunch a server, the configurations and inputs that are defined under the "Next" server will be used.


  • An active (running) Server
  • 'actor' user role privileges


  1. In the Dashboard user interface, go to Manage > Instances & Servers.
  2. Click Actions and select Relaunch from the drop-down menu.


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