Riak is configured to start automatically when the system boots. The service can be controlled by the script located at
/etc/init.d/msys-riak. This initialization script has the usual stop, start, and restart options. The following additional options are also available:
reboot– Perform a clean restart by first terminating the Erlang VM.
ping– Check that the service is running.
node– Join a Riak cluster. Equivalent to running the riak-admin cluster join
riak-cluster@otheripcommand. Joins the running node to another running node so that they participate in the same cluster.
attach– Attaches to the console of a Riak node running in the background, giving access to the Erlang shell and runtime messages.
console– Start the Riak node in the foreground, giving access to the Erlang shell and runtime messages.