[Icecast] Running Two Instances of Icecast

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 22:15:03 UTC 2020

On 28 Nov 2020, at 23:12, Steve Matzura wrote:

> OK! This sounds promising! So, if my config is 
> /etc/icecast2/icecast-test.xml, would I do this:

./etc/init.d/icecast2 start -c /etc/icecast2/icecast-test.xml

No, you would just not use the service init script at all
but start icecast directly, so depending on what your distro calls it:

icecast -c /etc/icecast2/icecast-test.xml


icecast2 -c /etc/icecast2/icecast-test.xml

>>> or would I use the reload option instead? I Need to have the 
>>> original config operative, but I also want to run this additional 
>>> one.
>>> On 11/28/2020 3:16 PM, Jordan Erickson wrote:
>>>> Hi Steve,
>>>> On 11/28/20 11:02 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
>>>>> I copied the daemon file /usr/bin/icecast2 to icecast2-test
>>>> I'd stop right there. That's really not a good idea IMO, and I 
>>>> can't imagine what weirdnesses would pop up due to it. Besides, you 
>>>> can simply call Icecast with different config file (-c) and as long 
>>>> as there are no conflicting config options, it should happily run 
>>>> simultaneously. In fact I just tried it myself to ensure that it 
>>>> does work.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jordan Erickson
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