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I have a mongrel cluster setup across six ports. I understand how to restart the cluster.

It would be nice if I could do plugin testing for our Redmine install and not have to interrupt the teams service for restarting mongrel. I was wondering if it's possible to restart just one port that could serve sort as a development port? (On restarts mongrel appears to load in the changes that are made to the rails application.)

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One way to approach this is to have a separate deployment for your Redmine plugin testing. You could use Capistrano multistage to deploy to a different directory on the same server (and use the same database.yml). Then you could restart that instance any time without disturbing the team.

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