Posted By: Anonymous
I connect to the linux server via putty SSH. I tried to run it as a background process like this:
$ node server.js &
However, after 2.5 hrs the terminal becomes inactive and the process dies. Is there anyway I can keep the process alive even with the terminal disconnected?
Actually, I tried
nohup, but as soon as I close the Putty SSH terminal or unplug my internet, the server process stops right away.
Is there anything I have to do in Putty?
Edit 2 (on Feb, 2012)
There is a
node.js module, forever. It will run node.js server as daemon service.
Simple solution (if you are not interested in coming back to the process, just want it to keep running):
nohup node server.js &
There’s also the
jobs command to see an indexed list of those backgrounded processes. And you can kill a backgrounded process by running
kill %1 or
kill %2 with the number being the index of the process.
Powerful solution (allows you to reconnect to the process if it is interactive):
You can then detach by pressing Ctrl+a+d and then attach back by running
Also consider the newer alternative to screen, tmux.