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How To Create PostgreSQL Service Manually?

For some reason I have to install an old PostgreSQL server, I found the deb file of it, http://community.openscg.com/se/postgresql/archive-packages.jsp and when I install they are reside on /opt. I ...
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Preloads's Adaptive readahead daemon won't run on 14.04

thank you in advance. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for somereason i can't get Adaptive readahead daemon to run, when i try to run it from terminal i encounter: ** (process:7371): ERROR **: cannot ...
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Service initialization scripts: upstart?

Where can I read some brief information about upstart in ubuntu? I found "Upstart Intro, Cookbook and Best Practises", but it's too big. How can I add my own service? What's the difference between /...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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Running SCP via Perl system() call when running as a service

I created a Debian style service that monitors a database and copies files to a remote machine depending on the data in the database. When this runs "standalone", the entire process works ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Remote shutdown teamviewer or php script

when I try to remotely shutdown with teamviewer my Ubuntu 14:04 pc turns off uncompletely because of the teamviewer team advice appear on the desktop (wine supported). I solved by running the coomand ...
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Make internet app available only within VPN?

I am not sure if I expressed myself clear enough in the question. Just managed to set up PPTP on my server and I want to know how can I make a website be accessible only from VPN clients. I have ...
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list all services

There are two ways you could do this service --status-all. The other way is to do initctl list. I would like to know the difference. some services like mysql do not show up in initctl list, and some ...
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Deluged Upstart not starting [duplicate]

Setting up a new ubuntu server installation (14.04.1), I have been completely unable to get deluge to start as a daemon at system startup. Originally tried following this set of instructions: http://...
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Tomcat 8.0.9 Shutting Down (no messages)

I'm honestly not sure, what is going on. I have tomcat 8.0.9 package installed (tomcat8) and it works fine once I start the service. However, at some point, it shuts down and I'm not sure why. The ...
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Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start [duplicate]

Please clear my doubt Diffrence between /etc/init.d/ssh start and service ssh start. which is the best to use service command or /etc/init.d/.
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How to configure /etc/network/interface to use static IPv6, but dynamic IPv4?

I want to add a static IPv6 IP to my otherwise automatic IP configuration. How to do this? Currently I use: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 So IPv4 is configured by DHCP, IPv6 is ...
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differences between chkconfig vs insserv?

I know chkconfig we are not using currently to manager services in Ubuntu but even its a old tool, its a good tool. but recently I've gone through insserv . All I want to know is what are the main ...
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No VSFTP Service

Please know I am but a beginner. I am having trouble installing a VSFTPD server on my computer. My issue is when I ask for service vsftpd, it doesn't recognize it as a service. [username]@[computer ...
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Running service spacenavd start not same as /etc/init.d/spacenavd start

I have an application which makes use of a 3dconnexion space mouse. It works fine when using the spacenavd daemon however I'm having issues getting the daemon to run at boot or as a service. $ sudo ...
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Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted?

Why is sssd an unrecognized service, even though it is installed and can be restarted? BTW: This concerns Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, it was not like that in 12.04 I will show what I mean below, I think it is ...
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Prevent service from starting manually when dependent services are down

Suppose I have two services db and app (which needs db to be up and running before it starts). They are starting correctly on startup and when I do sudo service db stop it stops both db and app. But ...
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UMS.sh (run as service) on Ubuntu 14.04 won't read configuration file

I'm trying to get my ubuntu 14.04 to run universal media server so I can stream movies to my ps3 (lowest firmware 4.55 unfortunately - unjailbreakable). After much research on the net I was able to ...
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check status of services and daemons

I installed some services such as ntpdate and reportbug. How I can check their status and start/stop them? These don't work with service commands.
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disable rsh on ubuntu server

I installed rsh-server in my system for test purposes, but now I want to disable it without removing its package. I don't know how I can check rsh status. I can not see it with: sudo service rshd ...
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How to stop all services except ssh?

In command line, how can I stop all services from my Ubuntu (Server in this particular case), except SSH? And how can I list all services to be sure all of them were stopped?
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How do I run weechat and screen as an upstart service without error?

I want to run weechat constantly in the background so that I can ssh in and reattach to it via screen. I'm trying to accomplish this via the following file in /etc/init/chatscreen.conf: description ...
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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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How to enable systemd user units in 14.10

I put a unit under ~/.config/systemd/unit: [Unit] Description=Test systemd user enabled [Service] ExecStart=/bin/sh -c 'echo afdasf > /home/joelmo/sysdworking' [Install] WantedBy=default.target ...
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start on emit is not working on upstart

I am working to restart service if stopped. I was looking for upstart, to restart service. I found some answers. I took apache2 service for testing. I changed code as below. # File : /etc/init.d/...
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Daemon not running on boot

On an Ubuntu (14.04) VM, I have a simple node server that I want to run on startup. The following script works when invoked just as ./noderoot start, but isn't running on startup. The script is #!/...
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Ubuntu 14.04. kde-services on Dolphin

Although I do not use Dolphin as the default file manager for Ubuntu, in fact I use it a lot. I find it is very useful and practical. I was thinking about enhancing its functionalities and I found ...
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sysvinit services not starting on boot, upstart services starting [closed]

I have a problem with my Ubuntu server installation :/ The server runs several services, e.g. postfix, dovecot (as a mailserver), apache2, mysqld, elasticsearch. Normally on startup, these services ...
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Cron Job Creation

Okay, so I have had a quick look at the answers posted on this question and re-formulated my cron job. So, let me break this down as clear as I am able to: PC/OS | Shell Info I am currently running ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of CentOS success / failure

A lot of services in CentOS look like this (except green and red, respectively): $ sudo service blah start Starting blah: [ OK ] $ sudo service notrunning stop Stopping notrunning: [...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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init.d scripts and rc folders

I am wondering why not all scripts placed in init.d folder are in rc folders eg. system cups is in init.d but there is not in rc folders? I don’t know if I understand it right. When I want to ...
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Sickbeard start service on boot not working: Permissions issue? [duplicate]

I've just installed Sick-Beard on my server. Starting the service via SSH works just fine, as I issue the command sudo service sickbeard start However, I can't get the service to start on boot. ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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Sickbeard and Sabnzbdplus won't start at boot

I seem to have some problems with automating some services at startup. I've had this problem before, but I couldn't find out the exact reason what caused this. I've added both services to startup ...
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In what folders or files can services appear and start from

In Ubuntu, what folders or files are used to hold service files that can start at boot time. I know for example /etc/init.d is one folder which holds several service files. /etc/rc.local is a file ...
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how to open port to the world

I have installed postgresql (or any other service for that matter) on ubuntu 14.04.1.LTS I can start postgres and it is running. It accepts connections on port 5432. This is my netstat output: tcp ...
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ProFTPd service shuts down automatically

I have ProFTPd service installed on my server which runs Ubuntu Linux 14.04 . I don't know why ProFTPd closes by itself. I have enough RAM and CPU and I really don't know why this happens. I also ...
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sshd daemon not running ubuntu 12.04

The sshd daemon is not running on my machine (Ubuntu 12.04). I have repeatedly re-installed the openssh server and rebooted. I get no output to this command: ps -A | grep sshd Any help would be ...
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upstart multiple parameters

So Im working on a upstart process and wanted to know if I could pass in multiple parameters my-upstart-service restart PARM1=foo PARM2=bar PARM3=hello Here is kinda what I had in mind description ...
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Can cpulimit run a continuous background check?

I am suffering from occasional desktop freezes and am still investigating the cause. (Links forthcoming.) In the meantime I came across the following suggestion to cpulimit the unity-panel-service, ...
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Why a service in init.d and not in rc*.d started?

I have a configured and working service script myservice in the /etc/init.d and in /etc/rc*.d directories of an Ubuntu 13.10 distribution. Removing the links in /etc/rc*.d using update-rc.d -f ...
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Starting Tomcat manually vs using service start [duplicate]

Are there any drawbacks to running Tomcat using catalina.sh start rather than using service tomcat7 start? To preface: I'm trying to get JRebel started and was using setenv.sh to initialize JRebel ...
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Which init daemon starts cups?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and have not touched anything. Cups is running, as reported by both ps and netstat. There are /etc/init/cups.conf and /etc/init.d/cups, both of them seem ...
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Do all the daemons indicated by configFiles/scripts/links in /etc/{init,init.d} start at the boot?

Are all the daemons (services) indicated by configuration-files/scripts/links in /etc/init/, /etc/init.d/ meant to start at the boot; so can I assume those directories being like start-up directory ...
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How to remove a package providing a service without stopping the service?

I currently have the uwsgi package installed. I would like to remove the package but leave the current uWSGI instances running. Is this possible? (Yes, I do realize the service will only continue ...
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Run script on system idle

I want to run some servers and whatnot on my machine but I don't want it to interfere with what I'm doing... Gaming, research, writing a paper, etc. My thought was to have a script run when the system ...
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What's the right way to run a program as a service?

I would like to run a grails server in the background, so that stating and stopping it would be done using: sudo service my-server start sudo service my-server stop The grails server is currently ...
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Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?

I am quite perplexed about the direction in which service management is going on Ubuntu and the funny part is that the same seems to be happening with OS X but that's another story. I do appreciate ...
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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...