I am fairly new to Octopus and wanted to know if the following is possible;
We have a number of environments set up which communicate via the hosts file. We would like a weekly check to ensure the hosts files are correct as our developers have a habit of making changes and not reverting once they have finished.
Is there any mechanism that would check the hosts files on each ENV & Deployment Target to ensure it matches a requested data set? If so, is it possible to then update the hosts file, if it differs to the pre-set values?
Apologies if this is in the wrong section and thanks in advance.
Thanks for getting in touch, and welcome! We can certainly help you in this section.
If I understand your requirements correctly, then this is definitely possible! In Octopus 2018.4 we introduced a feature called Scheduled Triggers. This will allow you to define a specific recurring time (daily, weekly, etc.) to deploy your project automatically at those times. You can configure it to either create and deploy a new release, or deploy the latest release of a known good hosts file. You can read more about scheduled triggers in our documentation.
I hope this helps! Let me know what you think or if you have any further questions moving forward.
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