Question

Can you use a directory within a repository to deploy to app platfrom?

Posted March 2, 2021 201 views
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We have existing projects, I am seriously considering app platform instead of deploying directly on droplets to simply things. However, the root of the repository contains things like Dockerfiles and docker-compose.yml files to create consistent local dev environments. The actual deployable source, is in a sub directory called ‘src’. Is there a way to tell app platform to deploy this directory specifically, ignoring all else?

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Hello, this should be possible if you manually use an app spec file and set the source_dir property. You can see some examples in the monorepo sample app:

services:
- name: api
  github:
    repo: digitalocean/sample-monorepo
    branch: main
    deploy_on_push: true
  source_dir: api
  routes:
  - path: /api

Here is some more documentation on using doctl and app spec reference. Hope this helps.