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I have installed RabbitMQ on Ubuntu, but I want to only start it when needed manually, not have it load automatically upon boot.

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Did you use the Ubuntu installer from here? rabbitmq.com/install-debian.html –  Michael Dillon Jul 10 '12 at 22:09

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Use update-rc.d:

update-rc.d -f rabbitmq-server remove
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