Systemd configuration


All the command lines below should be executed as root.

Systemd offers a convenient way to manage your Funkwhale instance if you’re not using docker.

We’ll see how to setup systemd to properly start a Funkwhale instance.

First, download the sample unitfiles:

curl -L -o "/etc/systemd/system/" ""
curl -L -o "/etc/systemd/system/funkwhale-server.service" ""
curl -L -o "/etc/systemd/system/funkwhale-worker.service" ""
curl -L -o "/etc/systemd/system/funkwhale-beat.service" ""

This will download three unitfiles:

  • funkwhale-server.service to launch the Funkwhale web server
  • funkwhale-worker.service to launch the Funkwhale task worker
  • funkwhale-beat.service to launch the Funkwhale task beat (this is for recurring tasks)
  • to easily stop and start all of the services at once

You can of course review and edit them to suit your deployment scenario if needed, but the defaults should be fine.

Once the files are downloaded, reload systemd:

systemctl daemon-reload

And start the services:

systemctl start

To ensure all Funkwhale processes are started automatically after a reboot, run:

systemctl enable funkwhale-server
systemctl enable funkwhale-worker
systemctl enable funkwhale-beat

You can check the statuses of all processes like this:

systemctl status funkwhale-\*