Promoting Releases

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Octo.exe can be used to promote a release from one environment to another.

Usage: octo promote-release [<options>]

Where [<options>] is any of:

Release Promotion:

      --project=VALUE        Name of the project
      --from=VALUE           Name of the environment to get the current
                             deployment from, e.g., Staging
      --to, --deployto=VALUE Environment to deploy to, e.g., Production
      --updateVariables      Overwrite the variable snapshot for the release
                             by re-importing the variables from the project

Deployment:

      --progress             [Optional] Show progress of the deployment
      --forcepackagedownload [Optional] Whether to force downloading of
                             already installed packages (flag, default false).
      --waitfordeployment    [Optional] Whether to wait synchronously for
                             deployment to finish.
      --deploymenttimeout=VALUE
                             [Optional] Specifies maximum time (timespan
                             format) that the console session will wait for
                             the deployment to finish(default 00:10:00). This
                             will not stop the deployment. Requires --
                             waitfordeployment parameter set.
      --cancelontimeout      [Optional] Whether to cancel the deployment if
                             the deployment timeout is reached (flag, default
                             false).
      --deploymentchecksleepcycle=VALUE
                             [Optional] Specifies how much time (timespan
                             format) should elapse between deployment status
                             checks (default 00:00:10)
      --guidedfailure=VALUE  [Optional] Whether to use Guided Failure mode.
                             (True or False. If not specified, will use
                             default setting from environment)
      --specificmachines=VALUE
                             [Optional] A comma-separated list of machine
                             names to target in the deployed environment. If
                             not specified all machines in the environment
                             will be considered.
      --excludemachines=VALUE
                             [Optional] A comma-separated list of machine
                             names to exclude in the deployed environment. If
                             not specified all machines in the environment
                             will be considered.
      --force                [Optional] If a project is configured to skip
                             packages with already-installed versions,
                             override this setting to force re-deployment
                             (flag, default false).
      --skip=VALUE           [Optional] Skip a step by name
      --norawlog             [Optional] Don't print the raw log of failed
                             tasks
      --rawlogfile=VALUE     [Optional] Redirect the raw log of failed tasks
                             to a file
  -v, --variable=VALUE       [Optional] Values for any prompted variables in
                             the format Label:Value. For JSON values,
                             embedded quotation marks should be escaped with
                             a backslash.
      --deployat=VALUE       [Optional] Time at which deployment should start
                             (scheduled deployment), specified as any valid
                             DateTimeOffset format, and assuming the time
                             zone is the current local time zone.
      --tenant=VALUE         Create a deployment for this tenant; specify
                             this argument multiple times to add multiple
                             tenants or use `*` wildcard to deploy to all
                             tenants who are ready for this release
                             (according to lifecycle).
      --tenanttag=VALUE      Create a deployment for tenants matching this
                             tag; specify this argument multiple times to
                             build a query/filter with multiple tags, just
                             like you can in the user interface.

Common options:

      --help                 [Optional] Print help for a command
      --helpOutputFormat=VALUE
                             [Optional] Output format for help, only valid
                             option is json
      --outputFormat=VALUE   [Optional] Output format, only valid option is
                             json
      --server=VALUE         [Optional] The base URL for your Octopus Server -
                              e.g., http://your-octopus/. This URL can also
                             be set in the OCTOPUS_CLI_SERVER environment
                             variable.
      --apiKey=VALUE         [Optional] Your API key. Get this from the user
                             profile page. Your must provide an apiKey or
                             username and password. If the guest account is
                             enabled, a key of API-GUEST can be used. This
                             key can also be set in the OCTOPUS_CLI_API_KEY
                             environment variable.
      --user=VALUE           [Optional] Username to use when authenticating
                             with the server. Your must provide an apiKey or
                             username and password. This Username can also be
                             set in the OCTOPUS_CLI_USERNAME environment
                             variable.
      --pass=VALUE           [Optional] Password to use when authenticating
                             with the server. This Password can also be set
                             in the OCTOPUS_CLI_PASSWORD environment variable.
      --configFile=VALUE     [Optional] Text file of default values, with one
                             'key = value' per line.
      --debug                [Optional] Enable debug logging
      --ignoreSslErrors      [Optional] Set this flag if your Octopus Server
                             uses HTTPS but the certificate is not trusted on
                             this machine. Any certificate errors will be
                             ignored. WARNING: this option may create a
                             security vulnerability.
      --enableServiceMessages
                             [Optional] Enable TeamCity or Team Foundation
                             Build service messages when logging.
      --timeout=VALUE        [Optional] Timeout in seconds for network
                             operations. Default is 600.
      --proxy=VALUE          [Optional] The URI of the proxy to use, eg
                             http://example.com:8080.
      --proxyUser=VALUE      [Optional] The username for the proxy.
      --proxyPass=VALUE      [Optional] The password for the proxy. If both
                             the username and password are omitted and
                             proxyAddress is specified, the default
                             credentials are used.
      --logLevel=VALUE       [Optional] The log level. Valid options are
                             verbose, debug, information, warning, error and
                             fatal. Defaults to 'debug'.

Basic Example

The following command will promote the latest release of theWeb projectdeployed to Developmentto the environment Staging.

Octo promote-release --project Web --from Development --to Staging -progress --server http://MyOctopusServerURL.com --apikey MyAPIKey

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