I have installed bitcoind on a new computer, and I use nohup to run it:

$ nohup bitcoind &

However, every now and then I see that the process does not exist, and I have to restart it using nohup.

Any idea what went wrong? Are there any logs I can check, and is there a better way to run bitcoind in the background than nohup?

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bitcoind has a -daemon command line option that will cause it to run in the background. That is likely to work better than using nohup.

There should be a debug.log file in your bitcoin data directory where any errors will be logged.

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