Everyone who uses Cloudflare already known the quality and reliability even for free plan users.
So I don’t need any kind of backup alright?
Wrong. We are humans and shit happens… all time… always. Actually, at this moment, someone are making a mistake. Ask to Murphy.
That’s why it’s a good idea use Terraform and use a versioning system to maintain a history of modifications.
Well, basically you will need to create a new repository in yours Gitlab account (if you didn’t yet), add your terraform files into this repository.
I suggest you to add this line into your in your .gitignore:
If you don’t known how to manage your Cloudflare settings using Terraform, here is a post in my blog where I explain how to do that. It is in Brazilian Portuguese, but I’m sure Google can help you with that.
Then you need to create this .gitlab-ci.yml into your repository. It tells to Gitlab how your Pipeline must run.
# Official image for Hashicorp's Terraform. It uses light image which is Alpine # based as it is much lighter. # # Entrypoint is also needed as image by default set `terraform` binary as an # entrypoint. image: name: hashicorp/terraform:light entrypoint: - '/usr/bin/env' - 'PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin' # Default output file for Terraform plan variables: PLAN: plan.tfplan cache: paths: - .terraform before_script: - terraform --version - terraform init stages: - validate - build - deploy validate: stage: validate script: - terraform validate plan: stage: build script: - terraform plan -out=$PLAN artifacts: name: plan paths: - $PLAN # Separate apply job for manual launching Terraform as it can be destructive # action. apply: stage: deploy environment: name: production script: - terraform apply -input=false $PLAN dependencies: - plan # when: manual only: - master
This is it. I hope this post could help you to improve your workflow or made your day easier. Feel free to comment or contact me to discuss about anything. Will be a pleasure.
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