Ubuntu 20.04: create spring-boot daemon

Create a daemon

Check if we have systemd or other othe software suites:

pidof systemd && echo "systemd" || echo "other"

If we have systemd, then we should create a .service file.

nano /etc/systemd/system/MyProjectName.service 

Copy, paste and edit these rows.

Description= MyProjectDescription
ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar /home/ubuntu/myspringproject/latest/MyProjectName-1.0.0.RELEASE.jar

Enable your new service.

systemctl enable MyProjectName

Start your service.

systemctl start MyProjectName

Check the status of your daemon.

sudo systemctl status MyProjectName

Check daemon’s log.

journalctl -u MyProjectName.service --no-pager
Reload all unit files, and recreate the entire dependency tree.

systemctl daemon-reload

Restart your service.

systemctl restart MyProjectName

Adjust daemon log size / permanence

journalctl --vacuum-size=500M
# or
journalctl --vacuum-time=2d

Remove daemon

systemctl stop [servicename]
systemctl disable [servicename]
rm /etc/systemd/system/[servicename]
rm /etc/systemd/system/[servicename] # and symlinks 

Remove also

rm /usr/lib/systemd/system/[servicename] 
rm /usr/lib/systemd/system/[servicename] # and symlinks 


systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl reset-failed