Multi Instance installs

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bruce.keen

13 Oct, 2011 03:40 PM

Hi,

we have an application suite consisting of a number of databases, win services and web applications that are specific to a client.

We may have multiple clients using the same set of servers so the databases, win services and applications are installed with a client identifier.

Is there a way within the Octopus UI to collect this sort of information when deploying and including it as a variable in the deploy.

Thanks in advance

Bruce

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Paul Stovell on 13 Oct, 2011 09:21 PM

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    Hi Bruce,

    There is currently no way to supply a variable as part of a specific deploy, but you can create and assign variables to your project, and target them at a specific package/environment/machine.

    The main issue you may have with doing this is that Octopus extracts packages to the same place - so when you deploy for Client A, it will go to C:/Octopus/Applications/Your.Package.1.0.0. When you deploy for Client B, it will also go to C:/Octopus/Applications/Your.Package.1.0.0. So any configuration changes you make for client B will override client A.

    Paul

  2. 2 Posted by bruce.keen on 14 Oct, 2011 10:31 AM

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    Hi Paul,

    thanks for that.
    So would a possible work around be to have a project per client with the variables set as required for that client?
    In terms of the packages being extracted to the same place, that's not a problem for us as differences are only in configuration.

    Thanks

    Bruce

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Paul Stovell on 14 Oct, 2011 03:02 PM

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    Hi Bruce,

    Yes, multiple projects would be the best way, and will give you the best visibility for each client.

    Octopus will soon include a feature for "cloning" projects which will make it easier for setting up new copies.

    Paul

  4. 4 Posted by bruce.keen on 14 Oct, 2011 03:39 PM

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    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for that.

    Bruce

  5. bruce.keen closed this discussion on 14 Oct, 2011 03:40 PM.

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