How to automatically restart tomcat after system reboot – Ubuntu Linux

First create a file in /etc/init.d/tomcat


sudo nano  /etc/init.d/tomcat

Then add the contents below

#!/bin/bash

PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin

start() {
 sh /home/server/tomcat/bin/startup.sh # Change this location to your tomcat directory
}

stop() {
 sh /home/server/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh # Change this location to your tomcat directory
}

case $1 in
  start|stop) $1;;
  restart) stop; start;;
  *) echo "Run as $0 <start|stop|restart>"; exit 1;;
esac

Change permissions

chmod 755 /etc/init.d/tomcat

Update symlinks

update-rc.d tomcat defaults

Test, if you did everything correctly by


sudo service tomcat <stop|start|restart>

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