My bitcoind was always crashing after about 12 hours and I would restart it. I had a script that ran after a reboot, but that didn’t help to restart it after a crash. I tried Upstart scripts but they wouldn’t work at reboot, although I could start/stop them at will after configuration.
I found the answer here:
So this is what my /etc/init/bitcoind.conf looks like now.
description "bitcoind" start on filesystem stop on runlevel [!2345] oom score -500 expect fork respawn respawn limit 10 60 # 10 times in 60 seconds script user=yourusername home=/home/$user cmd=/usr/local/bin/bitcoind pidfile=$home/bitcoind.pid # Don't change anything below here unless you know what you're doing [[ -e $pidfile && ! -d "/proc/$(cat $pidfile)" ]] && rm $pidfile [[ -e $pidfile && "$(cat /proc/$(cat $pidfile)/cmdline)" != $cmd* ]] && rm $pidfile exec start-stop-daemon --start -c $user --chdir $home --pidfile $pidfile -m --startas $cmd end script
I have similar scripts for my other coins.