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An orderly shutdown of Metricbeat ensures that it has a chance to clean up and close outstanding resources. You can help ensure an orderly shutdown by stopping Metricbeat properly.
If you’re running Metricbeat as a service, you can stop it via the service management functionality provided by your installation.
If you’re running Metricbeat directly in the console, you can stop it by entering Ctrl-C. Alternatively, send SIGTERM to the Metricbeat process on a POSIX system.