Octopus - Integration with repository manager (Artifactory)

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eldadcohenil

15 Oct, 2017 03:02 PM

Hi,

1. Does octopus server saves the binaries of deployment ?
2. Is there integration with any repository manager ?
3. What is the amount of maintenance need to be done with octopus server ?

Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Mark Rydstrom on 15 Oct, 2017 11:37 PM

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    Hi,

    1. When you use an external package feed with Octopus you can choose whether the deployment targets directly download the packages from the external feed, or whether they are downloaded to the Octopus Server first and then sent to the deployment targets.

    If you download directly to the deployment target the server does not save them, if they are downloaded to the Octopus Server first they are cached to speed up future deployments.

    1. You can use any repository manager that implements the Nuget v2 or v3 API, including Artifactory.

    2. Maintenance with regards to package feeds amounts to keeping an eye on available disk space. You can configure retention policies in Octopus to tell it how many packages it retains in its caches. At a more general level of Octopus maintenance you should backup and maintain the Octopus database as you would any other production database.

    I hope that helps.

    Mark

  2. 2 Posted by eldadcohenil on 16 Oct, 2017 09:23 AM

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    Hi,

    Thanks so much on your detailed and quick response.

    I want to deploy simple loose files/folders (exe+dll's and other
    assembly's) with Octopus. Is it possible with out involving Nuget.

    Thanks
    Eldad,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Mark Rydstrom on 16 Oct, 2017 10:00 AM

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    Hi,

    As well as Nuget packages, Octopus can deploy zip files named like packagename.version.zip, for example mypackage.1.0.0.zip. So you can zip up your files either manually or preferably as part of your automated build and then push them directly to Octopus' built in package feed. Nuget, and external package repositories aren't required.

    Regards,
    Mark

  4. 4 Posted by eldadcohenil on 16 Oct, 2017 10:21 AM

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    Thanks on your answer.

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