Unable to start bitcored - errors in bitcoind service

Hi, I’m facing some issues resulting in an error when starting bitcored in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS after breaking out from an existing process during block synchronisation. Can someone provide some advice how I can troubleshoot or resolve this?

[2017-04-22T10:22:10.930Z] info: Bitcoin Height: 395770 Percentage: 74.27
^C[2017-04-22T10:22:21.638Z] info: Beginning shutdown
[2017-04-22T10:22:21.639Z] info: Stopping insight-ui
[2017-04-22T10:22:21.640Z] info: Stopping insight-api
[2017-04-22T10:22:21.640Z] info: Stopping web
[2017-04-22T10:22:21.641Z] info: Stopping bitcoind
[2017-04-22T10:22:35.824Z] error: RPCError: Bitcoin JSON-RPC: Request Error: soc ket hang up
[2017-04-22T10:22:35.825Z] error: RPCError: Bitcoin JSON-RPC: Request Error: soc ket hang up
[2017-04-22T10:22:36.642Z] error: Failed to stop services: Error: bitcoind proce ss did not exit
abc123@instance-1:~$ bitcored
[2017-04-22T10:22:52.328Z] info: Using config: /home/abc123/.bitcore/b itcore-node.json
[2017-04-22T10:22:52.329Z] info: Using network: livenet
[2017-04-22T10:22:52.330Z] info: Starting bitcoind
[2017-04-22T10:22:52.332Z] info: Using bitcoin config file: /home/abc123/.bitcore/data/bitcoin.conf
[2017-04-22T10:22:52.335Z] info: Starting bitcoin process
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.734Z] warn: Activating best chain…
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.735Z] error: Failed to start services
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.736Z] error: RPCError: Activating best chain…
at Bitcoin._wrapRPCError (/home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/l ib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/lib/services/bitcoind.js:449:1 3)
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore /node_modules/bitcore-node/lib/services/bitcoind.js:779:28
at IncomingMessage. (/home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4 .8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/bitcoind-rp c/lib/index.js:107:7)
at emitNone (events.js:72:20)
at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:166:7)
at endReadableNT (_stream_readable.js:923:12)
at nextTickCallbackWith2Args (node.js:511:9)
at process._tickCallback (node.js:425:17)
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.736Z] info: Beginning shutdown
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.737Z] info: Stopping insight-ui (not started)
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.737Z] info: Stopping insight-api (not started)
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.737Z] info: Stopping web (not started)
[2017-04-22T10:27:47.738Z] info: Stopping bitcoind
[2017-04-22T10:27:51.039Z] error: Failed to stop services: Error: bitcoind spawn ed process exited with status code: 1
abc123@instance-1:~$ bitcored
[2017-04-22T11:03:46.754Z] info: Using config: /home/abc123/.bitcore/b itcore-node.json
[2017-04-22T11:03:46.755Z] info: Using network: livenet
[2017-04-22T11:03:46.756Z] info: Starting bitcoind
[2017-04-22T11:03:46.758Z] info: Using bitcoin config file: /home/rsa-key-201704 20/.bitcore/data/bitcoin.conf
[2017-04-22T11:03:46.762Z] info: Starting bitcoin process
[2017-04-22T11:03:51.814Z] warn: Loading block index…
[2017-04-22T11:03:56.821Z] warn: Verifying blocks…
[2017-04-22T11:04:01.830Z] warn: Activating best chain…
^C[2017-04-22T11:04:06.168Z] info: Beginning shutdown
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.169Z] info: Stopping insight-ui (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.169Z] info: Stopping insight-api (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.170Z] info: Stopping web (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.170Z] info: Stopping bitcoind
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.832Z] error: Failed to start services
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.833Z] error: Error: Stopping while trying to spawn bitcoind.
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/lib/services/bitcoind.js:905:25
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:676:51
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:726:13
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:52:16
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:264:21
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:44:16
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:723:17
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:167:37
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:652:25
at /home/abc123/.nvm/versions/node/v4.8.2/lib/node_modules/bitcore/node_modules/bitcore-node/lib/services/bitcoind.js:887:16
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.833Z] info: Beginning shutdown
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.833Z] info: Stopping insight-ui (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.833Z] info: Stopping insight-api (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.833Z] info: Stopping web (not started)
[2017-04-22T11:04:06.834Z] info: Stopping bitcoind
[2017-04-22T11:04:21.185Z] error: Failed to stop services: Error: bitcoind process did not exit

could it be that your config file setting isn’t correct? There seem to be a space between “b” and “i” in bitcore-node.json.

See if that helps.

What happens if you try to run bitcoind (the same executable) manually?