How do you restart splunk?
(originally a response to https://answers.splunk.com/answers/386613/how-do-i-reset-the-password-if-i-do-not-remember-t.html#an...)
what is the difference between two types of restart ?
1) Settings -> Server controls
2) /opt/splunk/bin/splunk start
There is no difference assuming you mean restart instead of start. You can't start via the GUI since the GUI would not be up.
Alternative option, via the Web GUI:
Settings -> Server controls
Hope that helps - if it does I'd be happy if you would upvote/accept this answer, so others could profit from it. 🙂
From the command line on Linux (default RHEL install location)
# /opt/splunk/bin/splunk start