Any way to re-apply variables to an existing release?

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24 Jan, 2018 06:21 AM

We got loads of ongoing patches, going in parallell through the pipeline. We have a big BI platform with many people working in different areas of the same system. In Octopus Deploy, when a variable is changed then all ongoing patches in the pipeline needs to be recreated. This is necessary to get the new variable.

In our situation this gives quite some headaches, because a lot of people needs to understand they need to recreate their release.

Are there any ways to just re-apply the current octopus-configuration to an existing release?

Thanks & regards,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Kenneth Bates on 25 Jan, 2018 01:17 AM

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    Hi Rasmus,

    Thanks for getting in touch! You're correct that a new release has to be created in order to create a new snapshot of the project's deployment process and variables at that point in time. This ensures the same thing is deployed throughout your entire lifecycle. However, we have a feature to update variables in an existent release snapshot. I've attached a screenshot showing this option in the specific release page in the web portal.

    Note that this won't update your deployment process, so if you've added/edited any steps that you want to update, you'll still need to create a new release.

    Would this help in your scenario? Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions going forward. :)

    Best regards,


  2. 2 Posted by crumb on 25 Jan, 2018 07:54 AM

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    yes exactly what is needed. Thanks!


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Kenneth Bates on 29 Jan, 2018 12:16 AM

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    Hi Rasmus,

    You're very welcome! I'm glad that's what you were after! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions in the future. :)

    Best regards,


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