Running Multiple Bots¶
Multiple bots via Docker¶
Create multiple instances using
./create.sh script or
docker run.. command (see Create Hummingbot Instance).
Running in the background (via Docker)¶
Ctrl+Q in sequence to detach from Docker (i.e. return to command line). This exits out of Hummingbot without shutting down the container instance.
Restart or connect to a running instance using
docker start.. && docker attach.. command (see Restarting Hummingbot after Shutdown Closing the Window).
For more information: Docker Commands
Multiple bots from source¶
We recommend that users download and install Hummingbot separately for each instance they wish to run.
Below command downloads the Hummingbot repository from GitHub where
$FOLDER_NAME is the name of the separate directory.
cd ~ git clone https://github.com/CoinAlpha/hummingbot.git $FOLDER_NAME
Do another install in the new directory.
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cd $FOLDER_NAME ./install conda activate hummingbot ./compile
Running in the background (from source)¶
The screen package is pre-installed on most Linux distros nowadays. To learn more about
screen please visit how-to-use-linux-screen. You can check if it is installed on your system by typing:
If not installed here's how to install screen
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y screen
sudo yum -y install screen
To run an instance in the background, run either of the following commands:
screen -S $NAME, where
$NAME is what you wish to call this background instance. Use the latter to be more explicit if you want to run multiple bots.
Navigate to the folder where your separate Hummingbot is installed, then start the bot like normal.
conda activate hummingbot bin/hummingbot.py
To exit the screen (detach), press
Ctrl+D in sequence.
To list all running instances, use
Log back into the screen by using either
screen -r $NAME to open a specific instance.
Credits to discord user
@matha for this question and
@pfj for the solution.