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Nasrul Hazim Bin Mohamad
Nasrul Hazim Bin Mohamad

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Simple Deployment with Bash Script

Automate common commands used for deployment is very useful to simplify deployment process. One of my project have the following set of commands used for deployment.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

echo "Navigate to project directory..."
cd /var/www/project
echo "Pulling codes..."

git fetch --tags
tag=$(git describe --tags `git rev-list --tags --max-count=1`)
echo "Checkout latest tag"
git checkout $tag

echo "Install dependencies..."
y | composer install

echo "Clear config caches..."
php artisan config:clear
echo "Clear view caches..."
php artisan view:clear

echo "Change project ownerhship to www-data..."
chown www-data:www-data /var/www/project -R

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You may want to add SSH key to your project repository, to skip Git ask for credentials.

Idea for Enhancements

I may want to automate deployment from release event.

On released, Github would send webhook to my webhook handler, to run the above script. But I might need a server which handle the webhook and handle internally connect to respective nodes to execute the deploy script I've created above.

  1. Additional server to handle Github Webhook
  2. Webhook handler server should be able to SSH to respective app servers to login and run deploy script.
  3. Each app servers require SSH key to be add to Github repository.

Basically the flow as following:

Github Webhook > Webhook Handler > App Servers

Since this project is on client's premise, I would definitely require to request to have additional server to handle any incoming Github Webhooks.

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