N8n self hosted stopped working today all of a sudden

Today my version of n8n self hosted all of a sudden stopped working and I am getting bad gateway.

I am running it on an ubuntu 20.04 server hosted by digital ocean. It is running in docker, and I am not that familiar with docker.
It has been running perfectly for about 2 years with constant upgrades, i have not done an upgrade for some time now.

Can someone help me debug this or point me in the right direction?

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  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main):
  • Running n8n via (Docker, npm, n8n cloud, desktop app):
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Hey @Surge.Media, I am sorry you’re having trouble.

First thing I’d check are the server logs here. Assuming your n8n container is called n8n you can view them using a command like docker logs n8n (where n8n is the container name). They should usually have an indicator of what’s wrong with n8n.

If you’re not sure about the exact container name you can run docker ps to list all running containers along with their names like so:

You can then view the logs for the respective container by providing the name to the logs command:


Keep in mind that the problem could also live outside of n8n. Running out of available disk space for example would cause many applications to run into errors.

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