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How to deploy Docker container using .do/deploy.template.yaml

Posted November 5, 2021 110 views
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I believe your documentation on the different between app.yaml and .do/deploy.template.yaml is lacking.

I believe your page explaining how to add the deploy button, is totally confusing it show examples for the deploy.template.yaml file, but links to the documentation for the app.yaml
https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/add-deploy-do-button/

Why are your customers having to explain this to you?

Okay, can you explain if it is possible to launch a docker container,
using this file somehow: .do/deploy.template.yaml

Thank you

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👋🏼 @CameronSeattle

I realize this is not very clear. .do/app.yaml is an unofficial path commonly used to store app specs in git repos, however, it is not used by App Platform at all.

deploy.template.yaml follows the exact same syntax as a regular App Spec, except it is nested under a spec: key. As an example, here is a deploy button template for a Dockerfile service:

spec:
  name: sample-dockerfile
  services:
  - name: dockerfile-service
    dockerfile_path: Dockerfile
    git:
      branch: main
      repo_clone_url: https://github.com/digitalocean/sample-dockerfile.git
  • Thank you so much for your answer! 😊

    If I use that deploy template, then it rebuilds the whole docker instance from scratch.
    If I recall correctly my one click deploys this way take about 10 to 12 minutes.
    And they start including things I don’t need like Heroku tools for Go.

    Is it possible to build a one-click App deploy around a DockerHub image and not build from a Dockerfile?