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I initially moved my BOSH envs to BUCC because I tired of curating a bosh create-env command with all the right flags. I stayed for the auth cmds & backups.…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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Many people have asked about how to backup and restore BUCC (an introduction to BUCC can be found here. The wait is over, because as of v0.4.0, there is full support for BBR…

Posted by:Ruben Koster

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Using an external blobstore for your BOSH release is considered a best practice, since you don't want to pollute your git repo with big files. However there are some downsides to this approach: Need a…

Posted by:Ruben Koster

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Hey. Sometimes new major stemcells come out and they use newer versions of Linux and they break your stuff. Sometimes it's your fault that your thing doesn't work. Sometimes we blame Elon Musk because we…

Posted by:Thomas Mitchell

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Coming to SpringOnePlatform next week? Myself (Dr Nic) and many Stark & Wayne team members will be in the Community Hub to talk about Kubernetes/CFCR, Cloud Foundry, Kafka, SHIELD and more. Come find us!…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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Running your own Cloud Foundry will give you large hosting bills. Kubernetes, whilst having a substantially smaller initial footprint, will still run up a reasonable hosting bill each month. If only there was a way…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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The BOSH v263 release added an exciting new feature - the ability to run one-off tasks (called errands) inside existing instances. A BOSH deployment is the top-level first-class citizen of running things with BOSH. Typically…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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I have been investigating using BOSH with Windows stemcells to help Windows developers have all the delights of BOSH for their deployment lifecycle. Very quickly in the journey I created bugs that needed debugging, and…

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One of the greatest devops tools in 2017 will be BOSH - the outer shell for cloud software. I recently summarized why BOSH is still unique in our profession in an article BOSH turns five!…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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