Running multiple logstash from same binary

Just want to be sure I can run multiple copies of logstash from same codeset, by just duplicating init.d script ==> logstash2, and changing name, config and log parameters in logstash2 file. Then starting second copy.

I'm doing this as I have a use case where UDP input is causing an issue for the existing logstash inputs (i.e. performance issues). Thus I want to experiment tuning a second logstash input whilst leaving the existing inputs running.

Any issues to be aware of, or should it work OK ?

Many thanks,


Hey Mick,

Just a thought but if it's just an experiment then why not download the tarball and run it from there, rather than an installation? Might be simpler.