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How to restart Django web framework?

Path Finder

I am developing a Splunk app. As with normal Django development (using runserver or your favorite application server), sometimes it is necessary to restart the Python process that is running Django. I don't need to restart the whole Splunk service. Does anyone know how I would restart the Python executable that loads the Django bindings/etc? Thank you.

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Re: How to restart Django web framework?

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According to what I'm seeing and reading, it appears to me that you can't do this with the default configuration. (And in fact, a netstat on the splunkd process shows that it's a single PID that owns both ports being opened - 8000 and 8089, so while they're separate logical entities, it's the same process running both.)

Reading further, I found that in order for this to work, you need to run Splunk in legacy mode- which according to the documentation is not the best way to run splunk. (See http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.3/Admin/StartSplunk)

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Re: How to restart Django web framework?

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I talked to Splunk support, and they suggested the following: $SPLUNK_HOME\bin\splunk.exe restartss You'll have to enter splunk admin credentials the first time, and it's not as fast as I'd like, but it does restart Django.

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Re: How to restart Django web framework?

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I have the same problem - developing apps using the django bindings every time you make a change you need to restart the splunk service according the docs. Not sure how this will fly in production.

The restartss method mentioned works as an alternative, still not optimal though.

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