Reboot a Mac Mini remotely after TeamViewer crash

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  1. trondeide macrumors newbie

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    Hi, running a Mac Mini remotely, connected with a DDNS router. Now, TeamViewer seems to have crashed (internet connection is working, and machine appearing in router settings). Is there any ways to reboot the Mac Mini using some alternative approaches, as the computer was unfortunately set up with ssh.
     
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    sudo reboot typed in then hit enter key once you have used the ssh to log into the machine. Unless of course unfortunately not setup with ssh is what you meant to type then you need physical access to do it.
     
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Good luck with that.

    probably your only option is to ask someone to restart it.

    Another option for the future might be to plug it into an outlet which can be remotely controlled (such as home automation). Then you could cut its power anytime you wanted and force a restart.

    Alternatively, if nobody can get there, just don't pay the electric bill. After power has been cut, you can pay the bill and the machine will restart.

    Unfortunately, the safeguards and alternative options have to be present before the problem occurs. Without those already being there, you need to involve the help of somebody near the machine.
     
  4. trondeide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, actually we brouhgt a home automation plug at the set-up - but unfortunately it failed on install. So now I can regret we were not aware of the ssh setting when we left the site. However, seems like a lot of OSX user are experiencing trouble with TeamViewer. Might consider LogMeIn, which also has the option for a remote reboot.
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    Thanks, actually we brouhgt a home automation plug at the set-up - but unfortunately it failed on install. So now I can regret we were not aware of the ssh setting when we left the site. However, seems like a lot of OSX user are experiencing trouble with TeamViewer. Might consider LogMeIn, which also has the option for a remote reboot.
     
  5. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    another option to reboot remotely is to create a rule in Mail.

    When a mail with a certain chain of characters is received, the rule launches a script which reboots the Mac.

    Of course, Mail must be open on the remote computer.
     
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    That's an interesting option
     

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