|Disk Storage / Starting and Shutting Down a System with Disk Stores|
You use the gfsh command to shut down a system with disk stores.
You must be connected to the distributed system in gfsh to execute this command.
The shutdown command provides an ordered shutdown to your system that gives you the fastest startup times.
This is particularly useful for persistent partitioned region shutdown, as it synchronizes all of the online region data stores before shutdown. This means every disk store has the most recent data and does not require updates from other members at startup. See also How Startup and Shutdown Work with Disk Stores and shutdown.