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#1 DarenR   User is offline

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Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:15 AM

I am in search of an automatic deployment program. I need it to be able to deploy to multiple servers and into multiple folders. I have found some on the internet that may or may not work.

My questions to you is what do you use and what do you like/dislike about it?
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Re: Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

Where I work now we use a home grown system, but I've used buildmaster in the past and I really liked it.
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Re: Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:45 AM

Are you speaking of chef, puppet, ansible, cfengine ...?
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Re: Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

seems that most of these are 1-1 relationships. what i work on is a main program with 8 different versions that is distributed to multiple servers on which multiple sites are spun up for clients to test on. Not every client uses the same app version or database version. the over view on the products i found as well as the ones you list are very very generalized. I think i may need to contact them via email to get more info. thanks for the sites guys -- none of those showed up on my search.
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Re: Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:12 AM

Cfengine has rule-sets so you can group servers by name as a type, & then set a rule that if a specific version isn't present, take specific actions. Those actions can be : uninstalling the existing software, & installing the desired version.

It's pretty powerful stuff.
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Re: Automatic deployments

Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:24 AM

BuildMaster also allows for Multiple releases so you can push a patch for v1 while working and deploying v3. Here is the documentation for BuildMaster. The plus for me is that it was free because we only had 3 developers working on 2 applications. http://inedo.com/sup...master/overview
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