Very old ghost installation - unable to start


I installed ghost for my blog a long time ago on centos 7:

Ghost-CLI version: 1.9.4
Ghost version: 2.1.4 (at /srv/www/ghost)

I dont quite remember how I used to start it, but I cant figure out how to anymore. ghost start and ghost doctor gives me an error:

One or more errors occurred.

1) ProcessError

Message: Command failed: /bin/sh -c sudo -S -p '#node-sudo-passwd#'  systemctl is-active ghost_aurabindo-in


Exit code: 3

Debug Information:
OS: linux, v3.10.0-1160.108.1.el7.x86_64
Node Version: v8.17.0
Ghost-CLI Version: 1.9.4
Environment: production
Command: 'ghost doctor'

Iā€™d appreciate any suggestions on how to recover this error. Thanks in advance!

The error implies that systemd failed to start your Ghost instance (not running.)

You could try ghost run instead. Any errors will be output to the terminal.

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That did the trick! Thanks :slight_smile:


I strongly suggest you take a backup of your site content, routes etc., and then install a fresh up-to-date instance of Ghost.

Please refer to this guide.