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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu upstart hangs on interactive start & stop

How do I get Ubuntu upstart to not hang on interactive start & stop? I have created many upstart scripts that work fine during init, but often hang when I enter them at the console. If I CTRL+C ...
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How to define different stop/restart signals with upstart

I am starting to convert all of our systems to using upstart to manage our various application processes. One thing that I am constantly missing is the ability to send a different signal to 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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Cannot find upstart logs in syslog despite a log-priority of debug (ubuntu 13.04 & mint 16)

I've set upstart log level to "debug" sudo initctl log-priority debug But I still cannot see anything in /var/log/syslog. sudo initctl emit hello # no log sudo initctl start my-broken-service # ...
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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 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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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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rvmsudo foreman export upstart without asking for password

My capistrano deploy.rb has a foreman export command for a rails app on Ubuntu 10.04 So, while deploying, I want to export the foreman to upstart script. But doing that, the command rvmsudo foreman ...
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Writing an upstart config file for Unicorn

I've had a good hunt and can't find a good example of an upstart script for Unicorn. From what I've read however I think that upstart and unicorn might step on each others toes if I just try to set ...
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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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/etc/inittab respawn script migrating from RHEL/CentOS 5.x to 6.x

I have a non-forking perl script running as a TCP-sockets daemon (this script is a backend for a multiplayer game) in CentOS 5.7. It is being started and respawned by /etc/inittab: ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Upstart script hangs on start and stop

I have an upstart script that will start a custom jetty server. When I do sudo start [myservice] nothing happens. Subsequently, sudo status [myservice] show it as: [myservice] start/killed, process ...
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Proper upstart config for meteor?

I'm hoping to find out how to tell upstart that meteor will fork more than twice? I followed their instructions at http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#how-to-establish-fork-count to count the forks ...
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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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How to make upstart back off, rather than give up

I want Upstart to do two things: stop trying to respawn a failed process so fast never give up trying to respawn In an ideal world, upstart would try to restart a dead process after 1s, then ...
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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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How can I use /usr/bin/xvfb-run in an upstart start-stop-daemon

Is this the correct syntax? It seems that Upstart is starting two instances of this daemon: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] limit nofile 32768 32768 env DISPLAY=:0 respawn script ...
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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 12.04 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 processes, and ...
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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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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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Logging a Daemon's Output with Upstart

I have a custom daemon that is managed by upstart on my Ubuntu server. It works perfectly except that I need to capture (log) the daemon's output. The official stanzas page says that I can use console ...
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Upstart: start nginx = runing / stop nginx = unknown instance

Running Ubuntu 11.10 server getting ready to switch from Apache to nginx for running wsgi got everything setup correctly while running testing on port 82 I switched nginx to use port 80 restarted ...
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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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Set Upstart Job Exit Signal

Is there any way to set the signal used by Upstart to stop a job? There's the "kill signal" and "reload signal" stanzas, but "kill" generally refers to when a normal stop times out.
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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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Is upstart for starting a service, and supervisord to monitor it?

Is there some overlap in functionality between upstart and supervisord? I have a java process that I need to start at boot up, and also monitor this process to make sure it stays running (try and ...
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How to start a rake task using upstart

I'm trying to setup a Resque worker as an Upstart init script to be used by Monit in a Rails app. I'm not a sysop and I've tried to write this using examples from other init script we have on our ...
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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, ...
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Redirecting app log to rsyslog in upstart script

I have an upstart script that does the following start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] respawn pre-start script exec >/dev/kmsg 2>&1 REPO=git@github.com:blabla/bli ...
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Allocate pseudo TTY in Upstart configuration file

We would like to use Upstart to manage a Java process and run it as non-root using sudo. We are on RHEL 6 which means that Upstart is too old to allow us to explicitly specify a user hence the use of ...
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upstart - Execute a specific command only on system startup and not on application startup

I'm new to upstart, and I would like to know if there's a way to tell upstart to execute a specific command only at system startup, and not when the application is subsequently restarted from the ...
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Nginx + Upstart == exit code 127

guys! I'm kind of lost here and really need help. Problem: nginx start up and works as expected if started from terminal directly, but from UPSTART it does not start (nginx is @ /usr/local/sbin/nginx. ...
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Daemon dies but upstart thinks it is still running

If the daemon process dies, I'm unable to restart it manually: start foo results in a message that "start: Job is already running: foo", and stop foo hangs indefinitely. start on runlevel [2345] stop ...
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High CPU usage with wineconsole running in background

I have a (pretty simple) Windows console application which I want to run on a Linux server using Wine. When I just run it from the terminal over SSH like wine myapp.exe everything works great. It ...
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Celery with Upstart - processes are dying unexpectedly

When I'm running Celery with Upstart, after a while, the child processes or the main processes die without any trace. The Upstart script I'm using (/etc/init/celery): description "celery" start on ...