Questions tagged [upstart]

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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Cronjob for Upstart service not working

I have an Upstart init script that manages a python script on the server. The pre-start and pre-stop scripts append a timestamped entry into a log file. There is a cronjob to stop and start the ...
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How do I increase open file limit for nginx's master process on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Not a dupe: This is not a duplicate of this question. I've already looked into that question. That helps with raising the limit for worker processes, but the nginx master process continues to retain ...
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convert upstart to systemd - run command as root, spawns command off as another user

I need help with converting an upstart .conf into a systemd .service. Essentially what my .conf file does is this: exec su -l foo -c 'cd /var/www/path/to/file ; bundle exec puma -C config/puma.rb' As ...
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Upstart - How to run cmd or script instead of respawn

I have a service process monitored by Upstart on Ubuntu. If that process dies abnormally, I don't want to try to respawn it. Instead, I would like to throw a notification and shut down the entire ...
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Should I use systemd or docker-compose to keep Docker containers running on my systems?

We are talking about Docker containers as sysdig, consul, fluentd, mesos-slave, etc. that we are running on almost all machines. Currently we are using Ubuntu's Upstart and CoreOS's Fleetctl. We're ...
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systemd script for starting my app server - Unknown lvalue 'StartLimitIntervalSec' in section 'Unit'

I have a upstart configuration file as shown below which works fine in Ubuntu 14: #/etc/init/data_server.conf #sudo start data_server #sudo stop data_server #sudo status data_server start on ...
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systemd script for starting my app server as soon as it is down or system is rebooted

I have a upstart configuration file as shown below which works fine in Ubuntu 14: #/etc/init/data_server.conf #sudo start data_server #sudo stop data_server #sudo status data_server start on ...
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isc-dhcp-server doesn't start automatically

Running on Astra Linux 1.3, my dhcp service (isc-dhcp-server) is well-configured now and work as expected with a slight nuance - it works only when it's started, but a system don't run it at startup. ...
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SSH crash on startup

My connection ssh to my VPS is not working anymore, i checked the auth.log file and found this : auth.log Jul 28 20:22:04 warp sshd[31257]: Accepted password for root from MY_IP port 49196 ssh2 Jul ...
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Running daemon as non-root user in Upstart script

I have an upstart script that runs a background daemon that I want to run as a specific non-root user. The script is here: How To Create a Calibre Ebook Server on Ubuntu The relevant bit is here: ...
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Which init system is main on particular system?

I have installed application with several init scripts as for dpkg -L application shows. For example: /etc/init/application.conf /etc/init.d/application /usr/systemd/applaication.service But i use ...
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Sending Message to server over socket on startup using Upstart

Problem I need to send a message to a a server via a TCP socket during computer startup. We are using Ubuntu 14.04 and therefore, by default, must use Upstart as the system initialization. (We also ...
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How can I set the same set of environment variables for multiple upstart daemons?

I have a bunch of job/daemon configuration files, say: /etc/init/service1.conf /etc/init/service2.conf /etc/init/service3.conf Most of those jobs are quite similar, and the files are of a format ...
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Mongod stuck in stop/waiting on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04 as per the documentation. It runs and works fine, except that it mysteriously stops every few hours and requires a manual restart with service mongod restart to get ...
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upstart and LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I am new to upstart and required to start a process through it. However I am getting error which is described below. my script contents description "Server" author "Neeraj" expect fork respawn ...
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Why would one use “stop; exit 1” in an Upstart script rather than just “exit 1” in case of an error?

I am maintaining an Upstart script (version 0.6.5) and in the pre-start script, there's a test to terminate the service if a precondition is not met: pre-start script if [ ! -f $REQUIRED_FILE ]; ...
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Upstart, node and bash users

I am having some problems understanding all the mechanisms behind the user management with upstart, node and bash. What I want to do: I want to have a service, that executes a node script. This ...
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Unknown Job Issue: Ubuntu Upstart Conf though syntax is ok

I am trying to run Apache Solr 4.10.4 as service in Ubuntu 14.04. I have written the following upstart conf file : sudo vim /etc/init/my-solr-job.conf # my-solr - Search Backend Engine description ...
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Does upstart wait until a core dump is written before restarting the process?

On our Ubuntu servers, core dumps are currently disabled. If we enable them, and a daemon process crashes, will that impact the time taken for upstart to restart the process? That is: if my daemon's ...
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Keep Service Running with Upstart

I am trying to use upstart to keep a service running: rabbitmq-server. I have written an upstart configuration file in /etc/init/rabbitmq.conf 1 2 start on runlevel [2345] 3 stop on runlevel [...
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running composer from upstart

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to make a service capable of deploying an application. The process is very simple: I have a node script listening on port 2133 for a POST request When this ...
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Proper way to get process to turn on after reboot on AWS-AMI linux

I'm trying to make sure my queue system does not fail when the server gets rebooted. The PHP processed queue system is started up via a command line command. The Laravel documentation suggests ...
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Init script doesn’t work properly by using “service” command

I have the following startup script, which should either start or stop a screen in detached mode: #!/bin/sh # node2 # Maintainer: @KittBlog # Authors: mk@kittmedia.com ### BEGIN INIT INFO # ...
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Prevent duplicates when launching ssh-agent in upstart script

As part of an Upstart script, I need to launch ssh-agent to load a GitHub deployment key, so in the script I have: eval "$(ssh-agent -s)" ssh-add $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa The problem is that when the ...
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Systemd not working after Ubuntu 14.04. to 16.04. upgrade

I just did the above mentioned upgrade but it seems like systemd is not working as it should. If I run a command like systemctl start apache2 I get the message Failed to connect to bus: No such ...
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Does upstart have a built in way to respawn a process that is not stopped using initctl stop in specific intervals?

We thought the following directives would try to respawn the process 10 times in 60 seconds (i.e. once every 6 seconds): respawn respawn limit 10 60 However these directives restart the process as ...
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how to execute a script Rhel 7 at booting time?

I am trying to execute a shell script on RHEL7.1 when the machine starts. As in ubuntu, Upstart scripts (in /etc/init/) are used to execute any scripts or to start any services at boot time, is there ...
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Which ssh starup script is invoked by ubuntu?

I am trying to run two sshd processes, one for admin and one for sftp. Ubuntu 14.04 on digital ocean has both upstart in '/etc/init/ssh' and init.d in '/etc/init.d/ssh`. Is this just digitalocean or ...
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How to kill a respawn service on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want to kill a respawn service by using upstart. when I use "htop" command to monitor system,I observe a process "/123.lock". when I kill it via "kill" command,it restart again. how could I kill it ...
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Upstart job logs not being forwarded by rsyslog - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've got rsyslog set up correctly forwarding all logs on a set of clients to a central server. Things like ssh auth logs etc all work fine and appear in the remote server properly. The issue is that ...
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How to have upstart shutdown rsyslog as last job in Ubuntu 14.04

It seems like upstart decides to shutdown rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04 as one of the first jobs if a machine shuts down. So most logging of shutting down jobs is lost. How to I instruct upstart to shutdown ...
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Restart service from non-admin user

I write my C++ program and run it as daemon by writing upstart script inside /etc/init/ So my program is automatically started after reboot and can be controlled using sudo service my-service restart ...
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Upstart - how to convert ubuntu daemon to centos?

On Ubuntu this upstart service did a brilliant job at making sure the app always stayed running (and logged) start on started mountall respawn respawn limit unlimited exec node /var/sentora/hostdata/...
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nc exits immediately, on connection, when run as an upstart job

I'm using the following /etc/init/jsonlog.conf upstart job: description "jsonlog" start on runlevel [23] stop on runlevel [06] respawn script cd /tmp echo "about to listen" /bin/nc -l ...
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How to change max file limits on a process

Yes I know this question has been asked before and I have tried all the solutions I have seen and none of them work for me. We are running Ubuntu 12, and we have a process that automatically gets ...
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What is meant by /sbin/init too old? [closed]

I am trying to use Upstart to daemonize a script. So, I made a .conf file under /etc/init/. Now to check the conf file I did init-checkconf /etc/init/ping_me.conf And it says ERROR: version of /...
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uWSGI won't start via Upstart, but starts ok from the console

I'm trying to make uWSGI run on boot using Upstart on a Vagrant box. So I've created /etc/init/uwsgi.conf with the following contents: # simple uWSGI script description "uwsgi tiny instance" start ...
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Why does my Upstart job work with sudo but not with setuid?

I have an Upstart job for a Node.js application, and I want to make it run Node as the node user rather than root. When I use setuid in the job config, whenever I try to start the job, it says my-app ...
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How do I chose between upstart, runit, supervisor, daemontools, and etc. for restarting a process if it dies?

I have a Nginx web proxy, gunicorn web server, and a python/flask web app. The Gunicorn process apparently died, and I want to ameliorate that in the future by looking into a utility that can monitor ...
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start on vagrant-mounted (upstart) equivalent in systemd

I have a Vagrant box running Ubuntu 15.04, which has an upstart script that starts a service when the system boots. It has a start on vagrant-mounted stanza because the service requires that the /...
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How to deal with Upstart “terminated with status 1”?

I have a very simple script on Ubuntu 14.04 upstart (/etc/init/myscript.conf) description "Something" author "me" start on filesystem and started networking stop on shutdown respawn respawn limit 5 ...
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How to configure a newer version of Supervisord to start on system boot in Ubuntu 12.02?

How do you configure a newer version of supervisor to start on system boot in Ubuntu? Some distributions simply lag behind in their repositories. When I use easy install (as recommended by default on ...
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auto restart php-fpm on segfault

I want restart php-fpm after segfaults. I run php-fpm on ubuntu 14.04 trusty. It uses upstart for checking services. I try to set automatic restart with respawn options, but after SIGSEGV php-fpm did ...
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sidekiq on ubuntu failed to stop with upstart

I installed an upstart service for sidekiq exactly as specified in it's wiki. That said, I have an upstart script that creates a process with: # skipped other insstructions script exec /bin/bash <...
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Simplest infinite script exec without upstart

I've got a CentOS 5.11 box that I have to work with for now--in a production env where I can't really push it to CentOS 6, at least for awhile. I have to be low-impact on this project, can't mess up ...
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Pppd upstart script

I am creating an upstart conf to manage different VPN connections. The problem is that if the pppd daemon dies, initctl still think it is start/running. This is my current vpn.conf description "VPN ...
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Upstart script runs well with sudo but fails as root user

I have a simple nodeJs upstart service run as, script exec /usr/bin/node /path/to/server.js end script On running with sudo command, it works ~$ sudo service upserv start sg_gui_server start/...
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How to find the file location of int.d scripts in ubuntu

I need location of a init.d script. I am using service cinder-api start to start the service Other init scripts are located at /etc/init.d/ location. But this service is not found in that location , ...
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Debian Jessie UpStart / Systemd / SysV no more reboot

I have make some test on a Jessie server with Upstart installation and replace it by SysV and the reverse. After this I'm not anymore able to reboot. root@amoo-001:~# reboot Failed to talk to init ...
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Unkillable upstart process

So I wrote a seemingly-basic node.js server upstart script based on a script from this article, and it works fine, starting the server and running on the expected port. The problem comes when I try to ...