[Icecast] Running Two Instances of Icecast

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Mon Nov 30 21:19:26 UTC 2020


In my original message I did say I created a separate webroot and all my 
server ports that began with 8 have been changed to 7. That ought to be 
enough, oughtn't it? ;-)


On 11/30/2020 3:21 PM, Jordan Erickson wrote:
> As long as there is no conflicting configuration (listen-socket, for 
> example) I don't see why it would knock any existing server instance 
> offline. They will run in parallel. This is common with many *nix 
> daemons, they are fully capable of running multiple instances with 
> multiple different configurations. Just make sure you understand what 
> I mean by ensuring each configuration file does not conflict with the 
> other (for example: pid files, log files, listen-sockets...)
>
> What may be a bit cleaner is to use a VM or containers to separate 
> your testing from production. Just my humble opinion though :)
>
>
>
> Cheers,
> Jordan Erickson
>
>
>
> On 11/30/20 12:05 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
>> If I load a second configuration, what, if anything, will happen to 
>> the configuration that's already running? I can't knock that one 
>> offline. We have paid programs that we pay to run and that others pay 
>> for us to run, so if I knock production offline, somebody's not going 
>> to be happy. That's why I asked about running two instances of the 
>> server--one for production, and one for me to work on with SSL enabled.
>>
>>
>> On 11/28/2020 5:15 PM, Marvin Scholz wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> or
>>>
>>> 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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