Configuring Retrospect to auto launch on newer Linux systems

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For the following supported Linux systems, extra steps may be needed to get the Retrospect client to auto launch after the system gets rebooted.

Ubuntu 15.10, 16.04, and 17.04

From a terminal prompt run the following commands:

sudo update-rc.d rcl defaults
sudo update-rc.d rcl enable

 

SUSE 11.4

From a terminal prompt run the following command:

sudo chkconfig rcl on

 

Suse 12.2 and Debian 9

These two leverage systemd to manage services and for the Retrospect client to be able to autolaunch, you will need to create what is call a "Unit" file.

To create a custom Unit file do the following while running as root or using sudo.

  1. Run the following in a terminal prompt:

    touch /etc/systemd/system/rcl.service
    chmod 664 /etc/systemd/system/rcl.service
  2. Open the rcl.service file and add the following text.

    [Unit]
    Description=Retrospect Client
    After=syslog.service
    [Service]
    ExecStart=/usr/local/retrospect/client/rcl start
    ExecStop=/usr/local/retrospect/client/rcl stop
    Type=forking
    Restart=always
    [Install]
    WantedBy=default.target
  3. Run the following in a terminal prompt:

    systemctl daemon-reload
    systemctl enable rcl.service
  4. If the service is not started, run the following in a terminal prompt:

    systemctl start rcl.service

 


Last Update: September 5, 2017