Is there a way to access the stdout of droplets? I started running a node.js script that was running fine on a different host, virtually as-is, but is crashing on my DO droplet. When I access the console for the droplet, it is wiped clean, and the logs that went to stdout is no longer there.
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You can modify the script to log the output in a file if the server logs do not contain information about what went wrong.
Keep in mind that the logs might have passed rotation so you can check all the log files on the server even the compressed archives.
You can start the process in Screen and and follow it to see where it crashes.
Additionally, if you are using PM2 you can configure loging as well. It’s not also strange that your logs are empty. Check your /var/log folder for your application’s logs.
Check this here - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-pm2-to-setup-a-node-js-production-environment-on-an-ubuntu-vps
It’s how ot use pm2 with nodejs, should be helpful.