A Better Init script for Memcached
This is an init script for memcached that allows to run
multiple instances of memcached based on configurations under
This script should run on any LSB-compliant environments while the original script is intended for Debian/Ubuntu only.
Multiple server layout
Now it's easy to implement a multiserver setup. Just copy each file to a file named:
/etc/sysconfig/memcached-server1 /etc/sysconfig/memcached-server2 . . . /etc/sysconfig/memcached-serverN
Now you can either start/stop/restart all of your servers with a single command like, for example:
service memcached start
Or start/stop/restart a specific server, for example server 3, like this:
service memcached start server3
Of course the numeric naming of the files is a mere convenience you
can name them as you wish as long as you maintain the pattern of
the dash for separating the server name. For example, server 2
works caching drupal menus. Providing a service
before provided by the
cache_menu database table. You could name the
specific memcached server like this:
Each file under
/etc/sysconfig defines memcached parameters as environment variables.
OPTIONS may contain any additional options.
PORT="11212" USER="memcached" MAXCONN="1024" CACHESIZE="64" OPTIONS=""
Installation (confirmed on CentOS 6.4)
If you are using CentOS (or any other RHEL based distributions), redhat-lsb-core package is required.
Clone the repo
git clone git://github.com/yuryu/memcached-better-init-script.git
Copy your memcached configuration file(s) under
Copy this script to
service memcached force-reload
The original init script is part of the debian testing distribution
wheezy. YMMV on other distrubutions.
This fork is baesd on the work by António P. P. Almeida.