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Automation CI/CD DevOps

Backup Jenkins using File System Snapshots

Jenkins docs suggest several ways to backup Jenkins home data. One of the easiest and mysterious ones is using file system snapshots. Luckily there’s a great tool – Kopia which I’ll demo today. We’ll backup Jenkins controller’s data to S3 bucket on the cloud.

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Best Practices DevOps Orchestration

Dynamic Provisioning of Kubernetes Storage

If you are a professional Kubernetes storage administrator you probably performed dynamic provisioning of Kubernetes storage and avoided creating the volumes manually. We’ll see the motivation for dynamic storage provisioning and how using storage classes serves this purpose.

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Best Practices networking Orchestration

Kubernetes Ingress Demo

You have probably heard of Kubernetes ingress. What purpose does it serve? How to use it? Keep reading to find out.

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CI/CD DevOps

Helm Charts CI/CD: Chart Dependencies

How to handle helm chart dependencies as part of CI/CD pipelines? Keep reading to find out. We’ll explore helm charts SDLC in the context of charts dependencies and base CI/CD on it.

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Best Practices CI/CD DevOps

How to test helm charts?

As a developer of helm charts’ CI/CD pipelines you probably wondered how to test Helm Charts. This may seem challenging because on the one hand, it seems like there’s nothing to test. On the other hand, you probably encountered numerous cases when the deployment of helm chart failed because of some missing bracket. Keep reading to find out how to test helm charts.

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Automation CI/CD DevOps

Running minikube in Docker container

In the last article we saw how to run Jenkins Docker in Docker Agent. In addition to its obvious use case of building and pushing Docker images, I also noted that such an agent allows to run minikube inside. Today, I’ll show how to run minikube in Docker container. Of course, we’ll use docker in docker client and daemon images for that.

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Automation CI/CD DevOps

Jenkins Docker in Docker Agent

So you installed Jenkins helm chart on Kubernetes cluster. Now you want to build Docker images. How would you do that? There are several ways. Today, we’ll focus on creating and using Jenkins Docker in Docker agent for that purpose.