[tor-relays] how to set-up multiple debian relays at once

Neel Chauhan neel at neelc.org
Sun Jun 17 01:57:28 UTC 2018

Are you talking about multiple instances on one VPS, or multiple VPS 

If you have multiple VPS instances, and your VPS provider supports 
imaging, you can just copy the images to as many relays as you want. If 
you go this route, just make sure that you haven't let Tor generate a 
relay private key yet (so don't run Tor with ORPort before creating your 

You can also use scripts for setting up Tor relays with tools like 
Ansible, Docker, etc. For instance, an Ansible role:


If you want multiple instances on a single VPS, Debian has something 
handy called tor-instance-create:


I don't know enough about Debian (I run FreeBSD). If you don't like 
tor-instance-create and are willing to use FreeBSD, they also make it 
easy to have multiple instances on a single computer:


-Neel Chauhan



On 2018-06-16 07:18, I wrote:
> Is there a way to collectively install and manage multiple VPS relays?
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