Restarting machine currently cracking PW
i have olchashcat about 50% into a WPA2 session but i want to restart the machine

is it possible to restart and use the --session command to resume or do i need to configure or pause the job before i reboot?
If you didn't specify a session name when you first started the task then the default one would be used. So restart with just the --restore option and it should pick it back up.
so its safe to select "pause"
close application and restart
then use --restore to capture the session once more?
If you use the new hashcat-3.0.0, use [c]checkpoint. You can read the details of this new feature here under section called 'Added the option to quit at next restore checkpoint'.

Then simply run command below to restore your session.

./hashcat64 --restore

Best regards