Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

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upstart CentOS vs upstart Ubuntu is there any difference between them?

I'm moving some server configurations from Ubuntu Server 12.04 to CentOS 6.6. Now I'm working on /etc/init script that should be handled by upstart at both OS as far as I know. The files on both ...
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How to keep track of services across multiple hosts [on hold]

I'm about to deploy an application consisting of several different services (custom as well as well-known), spread out over a number of different Linux hosts. Now, that's a management nightmare ...
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Upstart log stdout and stderr to file not working as expected

When in bash I can run: java -jar server.jar &>> log.txt And it combines the stdout and stderr into log.txt. However when I have this line in my Upstart .conf file, it does not do this: ...
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Proper way to start application servers

I'm not a server admin by any means...but run a few small apps and need to learn how things should work... I start all my stuff manually--mostly rails w/ puma/thin. When I reboot, I need to start my ...
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ubuntu upstart never killing my process

I have a simple bash script: echo "Starting" function sigint { echo "sigint" } function sigterm { echo "sigterm" } trap sigterm SIGTERM trap sigint SIGINT while true do sleep 2 echo "-" ...
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Upstart service was running, stopped and will no longer run

I feel sure that someone, somewhere changed something on the server but I cannot identify what occurred. Keep in mind the service was working perfectly prior to the beginning of this week. (NOTE: this ...
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EC2 linux any and all upstart jobs returning “unrecognised service”

Having a nightmare migrating some upstart jobs from Ubuntu to EC2 Linux (ElasticBeanstalk) I am unable to get even the most basic task to work. I am using the script below which works perfectly on ...
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Upstart service is not killing processes on stop

I have an upstart service that maintains a number of instances of workers. pm-all-workers.conf: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] env NUM_WORKERS=25 pre-start script for i in `seq ...
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Where are smbd system links in UBUNTU 12.04?

After installing Samba on UBUNTU 12.04, I checked the system link run level directories and were not able to find smbd links. This is interesting because smbd is started automatically on reboot. Here ...
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Only start a Docker container after process in other container is operational

I'm trying to deploy 3 Docker containers, having a dependency relation amongst them (A -> B -> C). Now, each container is supposed to run an Akka-Spray instance, on top of a JVM instance. The ...
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Upstart is not sending CONT to my stopped daemon which is configured to use 'expect stop'

I have the following test configuration file for an upstart service, running on Ubuntu 14.04: expect stop chdir /home/joe/Projects/Marketplace env RAILS_ENV="development" script ruby -e ...
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upstart fail to run service and not able to debug

I am using os-svc-daemon to create my upstart service for openstack project. my upstart job config is as below File : /etc/init/myservice.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] env ...
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Chef installation in a chroot (packer): not starting services

I'm trying to use packer.io to create a machine image for a server who's deployment I already have automated using Chef (chef-solo specifically), using the amazon-chroot builder and the chef-solo ...
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How to respawn a script in RHEL/Centos6 when /etc/inittab has been deprecated?

I have a custom init script and I want that script to be respawned if in case the process dies. In RHEL/Centos 6 /etc/inittab is deprecated. So how should I ensure the process will be respawned?
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How do I keep process running in the background, even after a machine reboot?

What is the way to keep some process running (web server, database and so on) in background, and be sure that in case of system reboot it will start immediately again? I'd like to have this feature ...
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Properly ordering shutdown of MySQL and iSCSI on Ubuntu Lucid

I'm running MySQL on an Ubuntu 10.04 server, with the MySQL $datadir located on an iSCSI volume. The filesystem is tagged with "_netdev" in /etc/fstab. On system shutdown, upstart sends MySQL a ...
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Node.js hotswap deployment

I'm trying to deploy my MEANjs application into production... So far I've use jenkins, git,rsync, etc. to copy the project to the remote server. and in the final step I just have to call stop ...
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Is there a timeout for init.d scripts running during boot process?

I am creating a few scripts that are being registered to execute on server start on CentOS 6.5. One of this scripts has a while loop that blocks until it finds a successful start message on the log ...
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Thin process duplicates after upstart.conf run

I'm trying to run thin server in upstart. Here is what my upstart.conf file contains: description 'kitfaye' start on runlevel [12356] stop on runlevel [!12356] respawn script exec su -l deploy ...
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Node.js Forever upstart script stop hangs

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Node.js installed to .nvm and the project direction under my home directory. I am trying to run the script as me bill during boot. And have the ability to restart and ...
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Upstart: cannot run as root

I have made this upstart script, which starts a Node.js service. But all of the sudden the service has stopped, and upstart has failed to restart it. Now that I am trying to start it manually, it ...
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Init script to run overlapping servers at service restart

How can I create a init script that starts (and tracks) the new process before the old is completely terminated at restart? I am developing a node.js service that needs to be able to restart ...
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“sudo service nginx start” fails but “sudo nginx” works - can't figure out why

I have a server that is close to new and having a problem with getting nginx to start as expected. I have configured another server basically the same way and it works there. I figure there must be ...
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Creating a folder in `/var/run` when job is run as a non-privileged user

I have a few upstart scripts which are run as a non-priviledged user using setuid. Pid files should be created in /var/run/my-service: /var/run/my-service/v1.pid, /var/run/my-service/v2.pid and so on. ...
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Why won't upstart stop my node server?

I've got a super simple test node server # server.js var http = require('http'); http.createServer(function (req, res) { res.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'}); res.end('Hello ...
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Upstart can't stop foreverjs services on shutdown?

Scenario We use a Vagrant-based virtual machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for development of three Node.JS servers that are started using foreverjs. We run the services under the vagrant user and ...
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Upstart init task

Here is my use-case. I have a long running server that is started by upstart. This server needs to be initialized first (populate tables in a db). This should only happen once in the life of the ...
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Upstart: Why two processes when running as a different user?

I want to keep a nodejs app running, so I followed this: http://howtonode.org/deploying-node-upstart-monit and installed Monit and Upstart which have been working perfectly for a couple of months. I ...
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ec2 upstart, what is the `start on` command to wait for network

This is my first time with upstart and am using EC2. os/upstart = aws base AMI latest version - upstart-0.6.5-13.3.13.amzn1.x86_64 I can not get the following script to launch when waiting for the ...
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Run node.js from upstart (ubuntu 12.04)

I'm trying to setup upstart script to start/stop my node.js application. Here is my upstart script: #!upstart description "node.js server" author "marduk" start on filesystem stop on runlevel ...
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How to prevent a service from starting until a volume is mounted?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04, how can I prevent an upstart service from starting until a couple of network volumes (GlusterFS) get successfully mounted?
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Pre-populate vagrant synced folder contents

I'm currently building an rather complicated server stack (a ruby on rails app) that I want developers to be able to work on without having to install everything themselves. Therefore I use Vagrant to ...
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Upstart script which restarts service when file is created

I have created my own upstart script in /etc/init, which I can start and stop. Now I want that service to be restarted when a file (/etc/my-app/restart-requested.txt) exists (or better is touched). ...
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upstart script not logging to file

Linux CentOS 6.5 Here's my upstart script inside of /etc/init/ start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] exec /usr/bin/riofs --fuse-options="allow_other" --fmode=0777 --dmode=0777 ...
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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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portable daemon management from bash (sysvinit/upstart/systemd)

I have a little shell script which needs to stop a service. This needs to work on ubuntu (14.04), debian and Arch. Right now what I do is similiar to case $(cat /etc/issue) in *Ubuntu*) ...
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upstart - supervisord fork count > 2 (can;t get supervisord to start on boot)

i'm trying to use upstart so that supervisord starts automatically at boot. my supervisord is in a virtual environment. I've configured it to run in foreground mode with -n param and it works if ...
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Autossh ask for password when running with sudo (or from upstart)

I have an upstart job /etc/init/tunnel.conf: description "SSH Tunnel" start on (net-device-up IFACE=eth0) stop on runlevel[016] respawn exec autossh -nNT -o ServerAliveInterval=15 -R ...
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restarting php5-fpm on ubuntu 14.04 with chef

I have this in my chef recipe: service 'php5-fpm' do supports :restart => true action [ :enable, :start ] end However my recipe now barfs in Ubuntu 14.04, as "/etc/init.d/php5-fpm restart" ...
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Recommended way to disable atd (and other unnecessary startup processes) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I just spun up a new Ubuntu 14.04 server and have been having a bit of trouble getting the atd daemon to stop auto-launching. There's been a bit of changing around on the management of startup ...
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Logrotate for node.js app deployed using monit and upstart

I deployed a web application in node.js by following the guide: Deploying Node.js With Upstart and Monit . The app produces some log via console.log(). In the upstart script, it's redirected to a log ...
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Proper Way to Auto Mount NFS/Samba Shares Before Apache Startup at Boot?

I'm using an Ubuntu 12.04 (Server) VM as a development web server. I keep the served files on the VM host, therefore Apache uses NFS mounted directories for DocumentRoot To keep things as automated, ...
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Unable to connect to Solr externally

I'm in the process of installing Solr -- something I've never done before -- to support a specific client request. The install when just fine on a Vagrant box and I can connect to ...
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Upstart Log Not Rotating

I have a custom upstart script that manages a Node API service. That script pipes output to /var/log/upstart/api-access.log. What I keep seeing is that the old log gets archived to ...
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Force stop upstart job

I accidentally deleted some upstart job conf (in /etc/init/). Unfortunately I didn't set any respawn limit, and those jobs are now unstoppable. I searched online but didn't find any answers, hope I ...
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unreliable upstart service doesn't always start

I have a python script that I want to run as a service so I have created a setup using upstart to run the script on startup. These are the steps that need to happen for the script to run correctly ...
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Node.js app doesn't start in upstart with Centos

description "Node app" author "me" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] pre-start script exec logger "pre-start NODEJS-CHAT app" end script post-start script exec logger ...
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Why is this upstart script not stopping my process?

I am trying to write an upstart script that checks if my process is running by pinging it's HTTP interface. So far, I just can't get the post-start clause to work. Here's a simplified version that ...
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supervisord with Upstart always hangs

I'm trying to start supervisord with Upstart. The Upstart job is very simple and traditional (start on, stop on, author description, respawn, exec). I've tried running supervisord in the foreground ...
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How to launch a SSH tunnel with upstart

I am not very used to sys admin and recently created an SSH tunnel between two servers (on Ubuntu 12.4) with the following command: ssh -fNg -L 3307:127.0.0.1:3306 tunneluser@xx.xx.xx.xx It worked, ...