Can’t start BitNinja because an instance is already running

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If BitNinja can not start, but it shows as another instance is running, it is because of a former pid file. 


  1. Just echo an empty string to the file.
    echo "" > /var/lib/bitninja/
  2. Try to start the BitNinja agent with service bitninja start command

If that does not work for some reason:

  1. Delete the whole file with the following command
    rm  /var/lib/bitninja/ -y 
  2. And then restart BitNinja with the service bitninja restart command
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