@pitaj Yes, this is why I don't understand. And I only stop the nodebb container, not the db container.
start nodebb.service failed with error Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart
leonrennz last edited by
I follow the instruction below to setup my environment
And when I try to start it as a service, below message shows
service nodebb status ● nodebb.service - NodeBB forum Documentation=http://nodebb.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nodebb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: inactive (dead) since Sun 2017-10-15 23:11:50 UTC; 1min 26s ago Process: 11592 ExecStart=/usr/bin/node loader.js –no-daemon –no-silent (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Main PID: 11592 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS) Oct 15 23:11:50 instance-ubuntu1604 systemd: nodebb.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart. Oct 15 23:11:50 instance-ubuntu1604 systemd: Stopped NodeBB forum Documentation=http://nodebb.readthedocs.io/en/latest/. Oct 15 23:11:50 instance-ubuntu1604 systemd: nodebb.service: Start request repeated too quickly. Oct 15 23:11:50 instance-ubuntu1604 systemd: Failed to start NodeBB forum Documentation=http://nodebb.readthedocs.io/en/latest/.
Below is my nodebb.service file
[Unit] Description=NodeBB forum Documentation=http://nodebb.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ After=system.slice multi-user.target [Service] Type=simple User=liangren64 StandardOutput=syslog StandardError=syslog SyslogIdentifier=nodebb Environment=NODE_ENV=production WorkingDirectory=/home/liangren64/nodebb ExecStart=/usr/bin/node loader.js –no-daemon –no-silent Restart=always [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Please note that when I start nodebb manually, it is all good
liangren64@instance-ubuntu1604:~/nodebb$ ./nodebb start Starting NodeBB "./nodebb stop" to stop the NodeBB server "./nodebb log" to view server output "./nodebb restart" to restart NodeBB
so I do not think it is the nodebb's issue, I think maybe something wrong with my nodebb.service but I am not the profssional with systmd, so if anyone with knowledge please help me
teh_g last edited by
leonrennz last edited by
@teh_g Sorry, I do not have this directory.
/usr/bin/envis an executable program that will launch the following command with the user's environment.
@leonrennz What happens when you run
/usr/bin/node loader.js –no-daemon –no-silentas the
PJ Legendre last edited by PJ Legendre
Hello, I currently have the same issue. Did this ever get resolved?
@pj-legendre Have you tried the updated systemd config here?
PJ Legendre last edited by
@julian I found another portion of the docs that had a nodebb.service file that worked. That being said, the Ubuntu installation tutorial needs to get updated to include the working configuration.
Ubuntu tutorial - near the bottom has nodebb.service file that does not work and formatting issues.
Running NodeBB - nodebb.readthedocs.io does not include setup with systemd.
How come the main site does not link to either of these docs pages and how come there are two? Which one should I refer to in the future?
The readthedocs portal is an archive and is outdated. You can always rely on docs.nodebb.org