I want to use PM2 so that my server is restarted if it crashes.
My server uses mongo and node. When I want to start the server on c9 after it’s been stopped, I first run a script mongo-start.sh which does the following:
rm ./data/mongod.lock mongod --nojournal --dbpath=data --repair mongod --nojournal --dbpath=data
I had to clear the lock at the beginning because it seemed to get locked every time it shut down, which is very frequently with c9.
Then once that is running I run my server with bin/www and the node runner.
Can I just tell PM2 to run the mongo script? Or does it have to be an application?
How can I make sure it doesn’t try to run the web server first? If it’s run before mongo, it crashes?
If you can’t run scripts, is there a way to use options on the command you want to run, such as --dbpath=data on mongo? It seems to interpret it as a pm2 option (which doesnt exist)?
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