Solved — Is another HiveMQ instance running?

Johan Louwers
2 min readJun 26, 2023
RocksDB

Recently, when trying to run HiveMQ to facilitate a test using an MQTT IOT stream the following error was presented:

ERROR - An error occurred while opening the publish_payload_store persistence. Is another HiveMQ instance running?

Looking at the error message one would be thinking that another HiveMQ instance is running. However, as this was not the case, I…

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Johan Louwers

Johan Louwers is a technology enthousiasts with a long background in supporting enterprises and startups alike as CTO, Chief Enterprise Architect and developer.