Setup Systemd Service on Ubuntu 16.04

$ sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/myservice.service
[Unit]
Description=Run the service

[Service]
User=ubuntu
# change the workspace
WorkingDirectory=/usr/local/src

#path to executable. 
#executable is a bash script which calls jar file
ExecStart=/usr/local/src/somescript

SuccessExitStatus=143
TimeoutStopSec=10
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=5

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
$ sudo vim /usr/local/srv/somescript
#!/bin/sh

java -jar /some/file.jar
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable myservice.service
sudo systemctl start myservice
sudo systemctl status myservice

 

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