Does The Droplet VM Automatically Restart?

I’m running a Discord bot that stores data in memory, and I picked a DigitalOcean Droplet VM to host it on using PM2 to keep it up 24/7 for the reason that I can keep stuff in memory 99.9% of time, and load from a backup when needed. However, I ran into the issue that it already went down and had restart the bot after just a few hours. Is this a DigitalOcean issue?

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December 6, 2022

Hello @c0nd

As mentioned make sure that the droplet has SWAP space added and furthermore examine the server logs.

You can check for any killed processes and see if there is a pending update using the following command:

  1. pm2 update


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December 4, 2022

Hi @c0nd,

The issue might be coming from a lack of resources. Have you checked your logs as to what happened?

Additionally, what you can do is try to add SWAP to see if that would improve the situation:

Swap is a portion of hard drive storage that has been set aside for the operating system to temporarily store data that it can no longer hold in RAM. This lets you increase the amount of information that your server can keep in its working memory, with some caveats. The swap space on the hard drive will be used mainly when there is no longer sufficient space in RAM to hold in-use application data.

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