Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have installed RabbitMQ/Celery on Ubuntu for queuing of videos for Video conversion server which will start and shut down based upon the queue of videos i.e

Start - As soon as a video is uploaded for the conversion

Shut - As soon as all videos in queue are completed and done with.

Is there way to achieve this?

share|improve this question
You'd probably create a larger overhead by starting and stopping the queues than by leaving them be. – user Sep 10 '12 at 13:00

I'm not sure if you want to only stop queues or if you want to stop the rabbitmq server. For the server, if you can run commands, then you can use rabbitmqctl.

Start: rabbitmqctl start_app

Stop: rabbitmqctl stop_app

I'm not sure there is any concept of starting and stopping queues in rabbitmq.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.