[rabbitmq-discuss] Rabbitmq config reload

Andrew M. drax68 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 10:48:21 GMT 2014

On 22.01.2014 01:28, Simon MacMullen wrote:
> On 21/01/2014 19:19, Andrew M. wrote:
>> Is this possible to reload config/shovel config without restarting whole
>> rabbitmq service?
> No, there's no built in support for reloading the config I'm afraid.
> You might be able to build some "rabbitmqctl eval" command line that
> stops the shovel app, reloads the config and starts the app up again. I
> haven't heard of anybody making that work though.
> You can also run shovels in an entirely separate broker (i.e. making
> remote network connections to both source and desitnation brokers).
> Restarting such a broker is then less disruptive.
> This will change in 3.3.0 (and is already available in the nightlies) -
> you can manage shovels in the same way as federation works at the moment
> (with rabbitmqctl / management) - see
> http://next.rabbitmq.com/shovel-dynamic.html for more details.
> Cheers, Simon

Thanks for answer, Simon. For now we started to use eval expression for 
reloading shovel application on config update. Another question is - for 
reloading shovel application to be a non-disruptive, fail-safe 
operation, how we can be sure that no messages from source server were 
lost during reload?

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