If you ever need to stop your game, the best way is to use the
shutdown command in-game.
If that doesn’t work, you can:
If that still doesn’t work, see “Hard Kill” below.
Once the game is shut down, you can restart it from the server shell:
See Starting the Game for help.
As a last resort, if none of the above steps work to shut down the game, you can kill the server process.
If for some reason the process ID isn’t there or the kill command doesn’t work, you’ll need to figure out the game process. On most servers, you can execute the command
ps -aux | grep startares and see something like this:
ares 25742 0.0 6.5 233656 69084 ? Sl 06:29 0:04 ruby /home/ares/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.5/bin/rake startares
The bold number in the second column is the process ID (25742). You can then do
kill -9 <process ID>.