Deploy Rocket.Chat to Linux that run on systemd (RedHat, Centos, Ubuntu, CoreOS and so on).
First we need to create the unit file.
With the contents:
[Unit]Description=RocketChat ServerAfter=network.target remote-fs.target nss-lookup.target mongod.target nginx.target # Remove or Replace nginx with your proxy[Service]ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/node /var/www/rocketchat/main.js # Specify the location of node and location of main.jsRestart=always # If set to always, the service will be restarted regardless of whether it exited cleanly or not, got terminated abnormally by a signal, or hit a timeout.RestartSec=10 # Restart service after 10 seconds if node service crashesStandardOutput=syslog # Output to syslogStandardError=syslog # Output to syslogSyslogIdentifier=nodejs-example#User=<alternate user>#Group=<alternate group>Environment=NODE_ENV=production PORT=3000 ROOT_URL=https://rocketchat.domain.com MONGO_URL=mongodb://localhost:27017/rocketchat[Install]WantedBy=multi-user.target
Then you need to enable the service
systemctl enable rocketchat.service
To start the service
systemctl start rocketchat.service
To verify it is running
systemctl status rocketchat.service
All data will be hourly backed up to
/data/domains/example.org/data folder. We advise to copy this folder to a remote location in case of hardware failure.
Note: Upstart is no longer supported. We no longer support Ubuntu 14.04. If upgrading please see systemd or Ubuntu 16.04
The following examples are upstart jobs which control automatic start-up and, if necessary, respawning of your Rocket.Chat app, as well as management of an optional hubot chat-bot.
In order to use the examples, simply copy each example and save into a file, paying attention to the fact that the filenames should be preserved unless you edit the examples to reflect any filename changes you make. Be sure to edit the environment variables, and possibly paths, according to your particular installation. Once you've saved the files to the proper directory (/etc/init) usage is as simple as rebooting.
Which upstart management jobs that you use depend on what type of Rocket.Chat deployment you are using (Docker-compose, non-docker, etc). A race-condition exists with docker-compose which requires that mongo and the Rocket.Chat application be started independently, thus a slightly modified upstart job is required compared to non-docker instances.
description "rocketchat application server"# Wait for mongod before starting rocketchat appstart on (started mongod)stop on runlevel [!2345]# Automatically attempt to restart with finite limitsrespawnrespawn limit 99 5# Export necessary variables and start the Applications / Servicesscriptexport MONGO_URL=mongodb://localhost:27017/rocketchatexport ROOT_URL=https://host.yourdomain.tldexport PORT=3000exec /usr/local/bin/node /home/administrator/Rocket.Chat/main.jsend script
description "hubot launcher"# Wait for the rocketchat upstart job before starting hubotstart on started rocketchatstop on runlevel [!2345]# Automatically Respawn with finite limitsrespawnrespawn limit 99 5script# Wait until Rocket.Chat is up and listening to port tcp 3000until nc -z localhost 3000; dosleep 1done# Export necessary variablesexport ROCKETCHAT_ROOM=GENERALexport ROCKETCHAT_USER=bot_usernameexport ROCKETCHAT_PASSWORD=bot_password# Change to the hubot directorycd /home/administrator/myhubot# Launch Hubotexec bin/hubot -a rocketchatend script
description "MongoDB service manager for rocketchat"# Start MongoDB after docker is runningstart on (started docker)stop on runlevel [!2345]# Automatically Respawn with finite limitsrespawnrespawn limit 99 5# Path to our appchdir /var/www/rocket.chatscript# start mongoDBexec /usr/local/bin/docker-compose up dbend script
description "Rocketchat service manager"# Start Rocketchat after mongo upstart job is runningstart on (started rocketchat_mongo)stop on runlevel [!2345]# Automatically Respawn with finite limitsrespawnrespawn limit 99 5# Path to our appchdir /var/www/rocket.chatscript# Bring up rocketchat app and hubotexec /usr/local/bin/docker-compose up rocketchat hubotend script