Could someone help me get Elasticsearch set up as a service on Mint Linux?
Running Elasticsearch on Windows is no problem, running Elasticsearch manually
on Mint is no problem. But I need help combining two tidbits of
- Configuring something to run as a service on Mint.
- Anything specific to running Elasticsearch as a service on Linux
I downloaded the Elasticsearch tar.gz and easily uncompressed it and
configured it to run. So Elasticsearch runs on Mint no problem.
Next I set up the repository and pulled the Elasticsearch Debian package and
installed it (sudo apt-get install elasticsearch), I edited the configuration file for basic setup like normal. Then I used [Preferences]"Startup Applications" and created what I assume is a "service" executing "/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin/elasticsearch - however it doesn't appear to run (and I lack Linux skills to debug the problem).
I'm a bit confused on how "Startup Applications" works as there is no facility to specify which user the program is running as. I can't find anything related to elastic in syslog. Elasticsearch itself is not generating any (new) log so that is consistent with it not actually running.
Mint 17.3 Cinnamon