Linux (Debian)

Download & install

Debian package files are provided so you can install Litestream and its systemd service with a few commands. First, download the latest .deb file to your local machine:

wget https://github.com/benbjohnson/litestream/releases/download/v0.3.5/litestream-v0.3.5-linux-amd64.deb

Then install it using dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i litestream-v0.3.5-linux-amd64.deb

You should now be able to run litestream version to verify it is installed.

Installing as a service

To run Litestream continuously as a background service, you’ll need to enable and start the service:

sudo systemctl enable litestream
sudo systemctl start litestream

You can verify the service is running by checking the systemd journal:

sudo journalctl -u litestream -f

If you make changes to Litestream configuration file, you’ll need to restart the service:

sudo systemctl restart litestream