Is it possible to install or run multiple copies of a snap package, each with it's own isolated copy of app config / data?
It is possible to do parallel installs from version 2.36 of snapd (
snap --version), which includes the version on Ubuntu 18.10.
# Enable parallel instances sudo snap set system experimental.parallel-instances=true # First instance - normal install (not required) sudo snap install myapp # Second or more instances sudo snap install myapp myapp_two sudo snap install myapp myapp_three
Not that the instance name must match
<snap-name>_<instance-key> - it can't have an arbitrary name.