How To Restart Odoo

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Restarting Odoo is a crucial procedure for fixing issues and implementing modifications to your Odoo instance. Being a fervent Odoo user and developer, I have faced numerous situations where restarting Odoo was imperative. In this article, I will guide you through the different approaches to restarting Odoo and share my personal experiences.

Method 1: Restart Odoo Service

The most common way to restart Odoo is by restarting the Odoo service on your server. Here are the steps:

  1. Log in to your server using SSH or any other remote access method.
  2. Open a terminal and enter the command to restart the Odoo service. The command may vary depending on your server configuration, but it is usually something like:
  3. sudo service odoo restart

  4. Wait for the service to restart, and then check if Odoo is up and running again.

This method is straightforward and reliable. However, keep in mind that it requires access to the server where Odoo is hosted.

Method 2: Restart Odoo Using the Web Interface

If you have administrative access to your Odoo instance, you can also restart Odoo using the web interface. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Odoo instance as an administrator.
  2. Click on the “Settings” menu and select “General Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Restart Now” button.
  4. Wait for the restart process to complete, and then verify if Odoo is functioning properly.

This method is convenient when you don’t have direct access to the server but can log in to the Odoo web interface. Note that not all Odoo versions or editions provide this feature.

Method 3: Restart Odoo Manually

If you want more control over the restart process or need to perform additional tasks before restarting Odoo, you can opt for a manual restart. Here’s how:

  1. Stop the Odoo service using the appropriate command, such as:
  2. sudo service odoo stop

  3. Make any necessary changes or perform any required tasks.
  4. Start the Odoo service again using the appropriate command, such as:
  5. sudo service odoo start

  6. Verify that Odoo has restarted successfully.

This method gives you full control over the restart process and allows you to perform any additional actions as needed. However, it requires a deeper understanding of the server configuration and the Odoo installation process.


Restarting Odoo is a crucial step in maintaining and troubleshooting your Odoo instance. Whether you prefer restarting the Odoo service directly on your server, using the web interface, or performing a manual restart, it is essential to ensure that Odoo is up and running smoothly.

By following the methods outlined in this article, you can confidently restart Odoo and resolve any issues that may arise. Remember to choose the method that best suits your situation and always make a backup of your Odoo instance before making any changes.