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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Starting command on boot with correct user env vars

I am attempting to create a start-up script that will run this command on boot for my ubuntu 12.04 server: bundle exec thin -R config.ru start -p 3030 When I run it as a regular user it works just ...
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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 with puma/thin. When I reboot, I need to start ...
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service in vagrant VM not picking up configuration

I want to setup a Vagrant configuration to create and launch an Ubuntu guest VM which will launch a supervisord service within the VM after Vagrant up. I'd like for this to work on Windows, Mac, and ...
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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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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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upstart pre-stop script

I have libvirt/KVM set up on my Ubuntu and before shutting down the machine I would like it to attempt shutting down the VM's using an ACPI poweroff (virsh shutdown), then I want it to stop shutdown ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Upstart : start service after non-upstart process

On Ubuntu 10.04, I need to start my service with upstart, but only when mysql is up and running. The problem is that mysql itself is not handled by upstart, so I can't use the "start on" feature. ...
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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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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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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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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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Environment variable not being picked up by app when started with Upstart (Ubuntu)

How does one go about getting a new environment variable picked up system-wide without restarting the server? As its an Ubuntu 11.x server, I'm using Upstart to start/restart processes. I added a ...
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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 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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ubuntu upstart - how to set global nofile limit?

ubuntu 12.04 I have change the setting: /etc/security/limits.conf * soft nofile 65000 * hard nofile 65000 but cat /proc/{PID}/limits: Limit ...
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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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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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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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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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Upstart multiple instances of service not working

I started playing with MongoDB on Lucid. Now I would like to run a DB and Config server on the same box. They both use the same binary to launch, but with different config files and running on ...
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CentOS 6 and upstart

The new CentOS 6 comes with Upstart, replacing init. I am trying to convert an /etc/inittab file to the new upstart format. This particular server only has 15 or so inittab entries, however, other ...
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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 # ...