On Ubuntu 14.04 I have not been able to get the Bitcoin daemon to automatically restart. Rarely the daemon dies and it is important that it starts again without manual intervention. To get it to start automatically with Upstart I have followed the guide linked below. It starts with
sudo start bitcoind as expected but the service does not restart if it fails.
Ubuntu Linux — How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically?
My conf file in /etc/init/ is as follows.
description "bitcoind" start on filesystem stop on runlevel [!2345] oom score -500 expect fork respawn respawn limit 20 90 # 10 times in 60 seconds script user=bitcoinuser home=/home/$user cmd=/usr/bin/bitcoind pidfile=$home/.bitcoin/bitcoind.pid # Don't change anything below here unless you know what you're doing [[ -e $pidfile && ! -d "/proc/$(cat $pidfile)" ]] && rm $pidfile [[ -e $pidfile && "$(cat /proc/$(cat $pidfile)/cmdline)" != $cmd* ]] && rm $pidfile exec start-stop-daemon --start -c $user --chdir $home --pidfile $pidfile --startas $cmd -b --nicelevel 15 -m end script
If I run
ps -aux | grep bitcoind to get the process ID and kill it the daemon does not restart as desired. I have followed the guide and cannot see what is wrong with the set up. As a side note
sudo stop bitcoind does not actually stop it from running.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
sudo start bitcoind? My Bitcoin Node on a RaspberryPi had been crashing every once in a while from overload, so I had just put a command in a cron job that tries to start it every hour. If its already running, no problem. If it wasn't it is down no more than an hour.
start: Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.13" (uid=1002 pid=5367 comm="start bitcoind ") interface="com.ubuntu.Upstart0_6.Job" member="Start" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="com.ubuntu.Upstart" (uid=0 pid=1 comm="/sbin/init")
bitcoind, I didn't think that it would need to run with admin rights. But perhaps you need it because you are running it from another user account? Sorry that I'm not able to help, but I really don't know too much about Linux.
startcommand as root to trigger the service to start. (I'm not familiar with the latest Ubuntu, the more common command in linux would be
service bitcoind start). Murch's crontab suggestion is probably easiest.