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.
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.