Nodebb stops as soon as I start it, without a specific error - [cluster] Child Process has exited

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  • Hello. I have not made any significant modifications.
    I am using http-proxy to reverse-proxy traffic to the forum so that I can run another app on the same domain.
    The proxying and forum was working well and then unexpectedly this happened when I start it:

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    Clustering enabled: Spinning up 1 process(es).
    [cluster] Child Process (21588) has exited (code: 0, signal: null)
  • It works with when I start with

    node app

    not with

    ./nodebb start


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    I run into the same issue with nginx without any Cloudfare rules set for the forum and without any CDN active, so the webserver serves content directly.



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    Thanks, There is no solution if im not mistaken, because i have no firewall issue.

    Everything was working fine until 10-15 min later of setup.

    I am getting error on GCP VPS but im not getting on digitalocean VPS.

    That is really odd.

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    Ok great will check them out