Restart the arbiter or a watcher

This command restart all the process in a watcher or all watchers. This funtion simply stop a watcher then restart it.

ZMQ Message

    "command": "restart",
    "propeties": {
        "name": '<name>"

The response return the status “ok”.

If the property name is present, then the reload will be applied to the watcher.

Command line

$ circusctl restart [<name>] [--terminate]


  • <name>: name of the watcher
  • –terminate; quit the node immediately