Running on Boot

Using systemd

systemd is the default init system for most modern distros.
You need to create a service file in /etc/systemd/system/
Example ts3server.service
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[Unit]
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Description=LinuxGSM Teamspeak3 Server
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After=network-online.target
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Wants=network-online.target
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[Service]
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Type=forking
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User=ts3server
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WorkingDirectory=/home/ts3server
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RemainAfterExit=yes #Assume that the service is running after main process exits with code 0
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ExecStart=/home/ts3server/ts3server start
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ExecStop=/home/ts3server/ts3server stop
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Restart=no
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[Install]
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WantedBy=multi-user.target
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Replace the user and paths to fit your setup.
You need to reload the systemd-daemon once to make it aware of the new service file by systemctl daemon-reload
Now you can do
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systemctl start ts3server # Start the server
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systemctl stop ts3server # Stop the server
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systemctl enable ts3server # Enable start on boot
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systemctl disable ts3server # Disable start on boot
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Crontab

The crontab will allow you to create cronjobs that allow you to run a command on a set time or on boot. The below example uses @reboot that will run a command on boot.
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@reboot '/home/username/gameserver monitor' > /dev/null 2>&1
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Most admins will also have a timed monitor cronjob configured. If you do not want to have extra cronjobs the timed monitor will also start a server but with a timed delay.

Using monitor command

After a reboot, any game server that has a "started" status will be started on boot. Servers that were manually stopped will remain stopped.
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crontab -e
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@reboot su - username -c '/home/username/gameserver monitor' > /dev/null 2>&1
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To learn more, see cronjobs and automated monitoring.

Using start command

Start a game server unconditionally, even if you manually stop a server.
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crontab -e
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@reboot su - username -c '/home/username/gameserver start' > /dev/null 2>&1
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To learn more, see Start-Stop-Restart

rc.local

rc.local is another method to run scripts on boot. Any commands added to the rc.local file will run on boot.
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nano /etc/rc.local
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su - username -c '/home/username/gameserver start'
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