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I have installed Couchbase Server on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. I'm new to Linux and have watched tutorials and done beginners research. However after installing Couchbase NoSQL, I can open the admin panel in firefox with localhost:8091 so I know it is running, I have two questions:

  1. After shutting down the Ubuntu machine and restarting it, Couchbase has started, so where is the entry to start Couchbase or indeed and script/program?
  2. I'm aware of ps, ps aux and pgrep commands to check for running processes but I can't see the couchbase service. Where is it?
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  • You can telnet the server port telnet localhost {port_numbre}
    – storm
    Jan 17 '17 at 10:31
  • do you mind telling why you want to know this?
    – user595510
    Jan 17 '17 at 10:58
  • @Mark Yisri Yes my brain works bottom up, I need to know why things work the way they do, takes me ages doing stuff but its worth it. Also I think its fundamental knowing how to check your processes to keep an eye on things. Great community here BTW. Jan 17 '17 at 11:17
  • For completeness: the ongoing Couchbase process is called beam.smp and the process id's can be seen if you use 'pgrep beam.smp' Jan 17 '17 at 11:26
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From Couchbase documentation it is apparent that the service starts as part of init scripts in /etc/init.d/. That means you should be able to find your service via service --status-all or if you're on Ubuntu 16.04 and newer via systemctl list-units --type=service command.

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  • Thank you @Serg init.d and --status added to my knowledge base. Jan 17 '17 at 11:14

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