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How should I manage a long running server process on Ubuntu?

I have an app (in the form of a single binary) that I need to run on one of my servers, and I'd like to be able to control its lifecycle properly. What I'd like is the following: simple one command ...
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Can't boot Mysql on Centos 7

I've installed mysql on Centos 7 (mysql-community-server) as root. The problem is that I can't start the daemon with "service mysqld start", It never return me to prompt and even if I try to use ...
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mina deploy failed from Vagrant Ubuntu/trusty32

I'm new to rails. Have spent this whole morning trying to debug this strange problem. I am trying to deploy my rails application using mina to a staging server. My server is Ubuntu/trusty32 14.04 ...
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FreeBSD: netatalk3 daemon keeps restarting

I set up a netatalk3 / afpd daemon on my FreeBSD server about half a year ago and used it as networked TimeMachine for my MacBook Pro. Pretty much fire and forget. Then, beginning of this month, I ...
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How can I generate a command for start-stop-daemon that will kill the process if it doesn't term during a timeout period?

I need to run a start-stop-daemon for a redis instance and I want it to send a SIGTERM and if the redis instance doesn't quit i would like it to force a quit. The start-stop-daemon configuration says ...
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Debian: Too many open files

I have long running process at Debian. At some point in throw an error "Too many open files". ulimit -a shows open files (-n) 1024 I wish to increase number of open ...
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How to stop pptpd even when there are active vpn client connections?

After issued command to stop pptpd, the pptpd won't stop until all the VPN client has disconnected. The following code shows pptpd is still running after issuing the stop command. ubuntu@ip-10-138-31-...
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Equivalent for the “pid file” stanza in newer versions of upstart

I'd like to be able to use upstart to manage daemons where I don't have complete control over the forking behaviour. The "pid" stanza is removed as of version 0.3.9, so I can't point it at a pid file. ...
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systemd user units and debian wheezy

I'm running a debian wheezy server and switched to systemd by installing systemd-sysv. So far everything works as before. Now I want to allow users to run/ manage their own units/ daemons with systemd....
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How can I find what's starting crond?

I need to stop crond at the command line. (I'm writing a script which needs to stop it, do some work, and then start it again. I'd rather not remove and replace the crontab file because it's more ...
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Installing OS-programs in linux

A previous user asked a question on where to install applications, and the answer spells out how the directories are used, however, as the answer says, when you use make install for a system daemon ...
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init.d script appears to run but dies immediately

I registered the init.d script and when I invoke this directly /etc/init.d/gae it appears to work...PID file is created but the process is no where to be seen by the time I do a ps I have googled and ...
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Should a foreground program invoked by a daemon split logging between stderr and stdout based on severity levels?

Usually log messages are written to stderr. I'm wondering if it is a good idea/practice to split log messages so that errors and warnings go to stderr while debug/informational/notice messages go to ...
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Can start-stop-daemon use environmental variables?

I need to daemonize a Windows app running in Wine, and create a pid in /var/run. Since it requires an X11 session to run, I need to make sure the $DISPLAY variable is set in the running user's ...
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runit does not kill process on sv stop or sv reload

i am running a headless selenium process along a jenkins server on an AMI linux box, all managed by runit. the problem is that issuing "sv stop selenium" or "sv reload selenium" do not term or kill ...
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console-kit-daemon - can it be stopped?

I have 60 instances of Console Kit daemon on Ubuntu 9.04 server installation. Is it safe to kill those or stop these processes. They seem to be taking about 20% of RAM each(see on htop).
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telling runit to pick up a new service immediately

As a happy user of runit - I am curious if it is possible to send a signal to the main process (or similar) telling it to look now at the service directory? the current behaviour is < 5 seconds (...
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How to start Mongo daemon with auth support

I want to start the MongoDB daemon with auth support using the Mongo init script: sudo /etc/init.d/mongod start I have also added db users to the database to authenticate. I'm working with two ...
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Supervisord as Windows Service on Cygwin

I am attempting to run Celery as a Windows Service using Supervisord. I followed the configuration laid out on the Celery site and here. I have set up a virtual environment to run supervisord through ...
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Run Python script at startup using upstart

I'm trying to create an upstart script to run a python script on startup. In theory it looks simple enough but I just can't seem to get it to work. I'm using a skeleton script I found here and altered....
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Can I use Bash interpreter in service/daemon scripts?

I'm writing a Debian/Ubuntu service that should start on at runlevel 2-5. Most of the existing services I came accross are written using /bin/sh (Shell) interpreter while /bin/bash (Bash) offer lot ...
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Standard or best way to keep alive process started by init.d

I'm looking for a standard way or best practice to keep a daemon started by an init.d shell script alive. Or even better, is there a way to keep it alive directly from /etc/init.d? Specifically, I ...
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Managing daemons with supervisor: no foreground mode available

I'm trying to manage a process with supervisord, but the process does not have an option to run in foreground: it always daemonizes. (That's Zabbix Server). Is there any way to manage daemons with ...
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SecAst: Premature Exit in Daemon Mode

To Generation D: This is a new problem with build secast-1.0.4.0-x86_64-ub12 that didn't happen with the previous build, secast-1.0.1.0-x86_64-ub12. When secast is run as a service (service secast ...
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Monit configuration reload - supposed to restart monitored services?

Running Monit 5.4 on an Ubuntu server. When I use monit reload, it seems that it restarts monitored services (Tomcat 7 in this situation). Is it the expected behavior? Documentation says : reload -...
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Oracle 6.5: MySQL Daemon failed to start

I installed MySQL by following these instructions on my Oracle Linux Server release 6.5, specifically using the yum package installer command, yum install mysql mysql-server mysql-libs mysql-server ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I asked this question on AskUbuntu, but it's not getting any traction there... So I'll try here as well: I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are ...
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Running JBoss 6 with Runit / daemontools or other process supervision framework

I'm tying to use runit to daemonize JBoss. I use the /opt/jboss-6.1.0.Final/bin/run.sh script to start the server. When I do so from the comandline, JBoss does not detach (which is what we want), ...
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Launchd job runs but then quits immediately

I wish to load and run a Lisp program in CCL in the background automatically when my Mac (OS 10.9) boots. I have a launchd plist that I've saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons, <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Is there a “standard” way to make daemon in Debian?

I need to create a daemon from the application in Debian. Is there any standard tool for this in Debian like "upstart" in Ubuntu? I need only start-stop commands, to start a program as a daemon with ...
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How can I drop privileges and still clean up my pid file in /var/run?

I have a daemon called foo. My init script /etc/init.d/foo starts the foo daemon and stores its pidfile in /var/run/foo.pid, which seems to be the standard place. Because /etc/init.d/foo must be run ...
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Daemons on a web server - best practices [duplicate]

This might be an obvious thing to seasoned Ops but, please, bear with me on this one (I'm a dev with the side effect of having to manage our servers too). At the moment, one of several servers (load ...
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Safely providing passwords to a linux daemon

I have a linux daemon that accesses some services (db etc). It needs some passwords for this. What would be the best way to give the passwords to the daemon in a secure manner? I currently store the ...
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How to automatically start supervisord on Linux (Ubuntu)

Supervisord does not come with an init script or does not indicate how to get it started automatically, ie. after a reboot. I've tried some user-contributed /etc/init.d scripts, but they all fail. ...
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Upstart - make “reload” behave like “restart”

I have a daemon process that doesn't respond to SIGHUP sent when running reload. It runs under an unprivileged user, and I can't restart it without sudo privileges. Is there a way to make reload to ...
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rhnsd daemon on Ubuntu

I just bought a dell server (to learn stuff) and i was asking our sysadmin some security questions. I just installed Ubuntu server and he gave me a long list of things to do for me to secure, check. ...
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Disable nginx, but keep it installed

I have nginx installed on CentOS and now I need it to be disabled (including on reboot), but keep it installed for further use. Should I only remove /etc/init.d/nginx file? Or is there more graceful ...
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Why is there no (Debian) init.d script for usbipd? Should I write my own?

I just installed the usbip package on my Debian Wheezy (7.1) . For some reason, it comes without an init.d script. Why is there no init.d script for it? Should I roll out my own? Or am I doing ...
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Java daemon: “…not allowed access to the window system right now.” on boot

I have a daemon (/Library/LaunchDaemons/...) configured to launch on boot. However, I get the following error: Nov 17 20:36:24 server.local java[28972]: This user is not allowed access to the window ...
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How to start process as a daemon?

I have created a service which consists of a web fronted (nginx), python runner glue handler (uwsgi) and my own python code (fetcher). I have made a script (deploy.sh) to start the difference services:...
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nohup vs screen vs ? for manually starting daemon processes

When I need to start a background process on a low-importance server, I tend to use nohup: nohup ./server.sh & Most colleagues seem to prefer screen: screen -D -R mydaemon ./mydaemon.sh ^A ^D ...
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How can I install daemon on a CentOS box?

I'm basically looking for the equivalent of : sudo apt-get install daemon From Debian I'm trying to configure a Solr daemon as outlined here http://stackoverflow.com/a/2150888/443779
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WSGIDaemonProcess for each application instance

I'm using Apache & mod_wsgi to deploy a django application on several servers. I've read in multiple places (including this: http://blog.dscpl.com.au/2012/10/why-are-you-using-embedded-mode-of....
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How can I run git daemon using launchd (on demand, inited style)?

I am trying to run git daemon using launchd (on demand, inited style). But git clone git clone git://127.0.0.1/testrepo fails with Cloning into 'testrepo'... fatal: unable to connect to 127.0.0.1 ...
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Run php scripts in ubuntu as deamon one time and on every bootup [closed]

I have a simple question that I couldn't find an answer for on the web or on StackOverflow. I have two PHP scripts that I would like to run as daemon (not every x seconds/days). Now I want to run ...
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ConfigServer CSF and iptables config

I'm aware there is a /etc/sysconfig/iptables file, with rules for iptables (and what's the effective difference with /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config?). I installed CSF & LFD. You can configure ...
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How to stop webrick server after calling it as a daemon (-d option)

I have run Webrick server (Redmine) using this command: ruby script/rails server webrick -e production -d. Now I would like to stop the server, but sending a SIGTERM signal or calling kill doesn't ...
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How do I force output to a file when there is no TTY allocated?

I have an init script that does something like this in the start() function: runuser -s /bin/bash - prog -c "nohup php /foo/bar.php 2>&1 >> /var/log/bar.log &" When I SSH into the ...
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How to configure Python Script to run as a daemon

I have a couple webservers sitting behind a loadbalancer, and i found "watcher.py" here: https://github.com/splitbrain/Watcher I chose this script for several reasons: recursive through folders, lots ...
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How to check syslog.d is running

My syslog is running correctly but out of curiosity how to check that syslog daemon is running. Is there anyway I could check the status like apache root@server1:/etc# /etc/init.d/apache2 status ...