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service stop sometimes

Good morning! I show you a .service that randomly stops sometimes but it won’t restart. I would like to see what it would be possible to do to make it restart automatically and quickly!

[Unit] Description=Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about every device. After=network.target [Service] EnvironmentFile=/etc/emby-server.conf WorkingDirectory=/opt/emby-server ExecStart=/opt/emby-server/bin/emby-server RestartForceExitStatus=3 User=emby [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target

As it does not stop frequently, I would like to know if this way the problem would be solved!

[Unit] Description=Emby Server is a personal media server with apps on just about ever> After=network.target

[Service] EnvironmentFile=/etc/emby-server.conf WorkingDirectory=/opt/emby-server ExecStart=/opt/emby-server/bin/emby-server User=emby Restart=on-failure RestartSec=5s

[Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target

Thank you!

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Hi @CuteSeaGreenDolphin,

DigitalOcean has a pretty good tutorial that explains such cases here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-a-linux-service-to-start-automatically-after-a-crash-or-reboot-part-1-practical-examples

Having said that, what you’ve written looks like it should work however usually when a service crashes it’s because the Droplet has killed it or there was an issue with said service. This means that most probably it won’t start again.

In such cases, I often urge people to check the logs and see why this behavior is seen. Usually, services shouldn’t crash.