Snap Health checks/monitoring running status

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at
Mon Jan 30 19:21:13 UTC 2017

The short answer is that daemons are naturally restarted, so you shouldn't
have to do anything other than ensuring you're using the proper daemon type
(simple, forking, etc). See Luca's recommended URL for more details.

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 11:52 AM, Anton Smith <anton at> wrote:

> I got a question that I couldn't find any answers to on google/mailing
> lists etc.
> How do you keep a snap application alive, i.e. let's say I have an FFMPEG
> session that needs to run 24/7 (recording a camera), and on occasion it
> crashes. Traditionally I have used monit to "watch it" and restart it when
> it dies.
> How does this work with snaps?
> Regards,
> Anton
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