Automatic Startup (systemctl)


This guide is for Linux only. There’s is no auto-restart system for Windows or Mac at the moment.


If you plan to run this with multiple bots, you will need to add the flags you normally add to the ExecStart line. Additionally, if you have multiple systemctl files for the dashboard, you will need to rename them.

Creating the service file

In order to create the service file, you will first need to know two things, your Linux username and your Python path.

First, your Linux username can be fetched with the following command:


Next, your python path can be fetched with the following commands:

# If reddash is installed in a venv
source ~/redashenv/bin/activate
which python

# If reddash is installed in a pyenv virtualenv
pyenv shell <virtualenv_name>
pyenv which python

Then create the new service file:

sudo -e /etc/systemd/system/redash.service

Replace path with your python path and username with your Linux username.

Description=Red Dashboard

ExecStart=path -O -m reddash


Save your file and exit: ctrl + O; enter; ctrl + x

Now you can start dashboard by using:

# Start Dashboard
sudo systemctl start redash

# Stop Dashboard
sudo systemctl stop redash

Automatic startup on system bootup

To automatically start dashboard at system’s bootup, use the following command:

# Enable automatic startup
sudo systemctl enable redash

# Disable automatic startup
sudo systemctl disable redash

Check logs

To check Dashboard’s logs, use:

sudo journalctl -eu redash


You can use the --following flag to see live logs, to check if there’s any trouble while using the dashboard.