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Running Erlang OTP applications as Daemons on Ubuntu Servers

Posted by Jim Morris on Sun Sep 19 17:26:42 -0700 2010

Recently I needed to deploy an Erlang OTP application to a production server, and was surprised at the lack of official documentation on how to do that. My requirements are to have the application run on system startup, and if the application crashes to have it automatically be restarted, some optional requirements are to have rotated logs and to get email notifications if the application does crash.

Erlang itself has several layers of supervision to keep its processes running, however on occasion the VM itself may crash, if it runs out of memory for instance. I would want the entire appliction to be restarted in that case.

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Posted in Erlang  |  Tags erlang,OTP,daemon  |  2 comments