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chef_mirror resource

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This functionality was available with Chef Provisioning and was packaged in the ChefDK.

Chef Provisioning was officially end-of-life on August 31, 2019 and is no longer included with ChefDK. The Chef Provisioning source code and drivers have been moved into the chef-boneyard organization. If you are a current user of Chef Provisioning, please contact your Chef Customer Success Manager or Account Representative to review your options.

Use the chef_mirror resource to mirror objects in the chef-repo to a specified location.

Syntax


The syntax for using the chef_mirror resource in a recipe is as follows:

chef_mirror 'name' do
  attribute 'value' # see properties section below
  ...
  action :action # see actions section below
end

where:

  • chef_mirror tells Chef Infra Client to use the Chef::Provider::ChefMirror provider during a Chef Infra Client run
  • name is the name of the resource block; when the path property is not specified as part of a recipe, name is also the name of the Chef Infra Client
  • attribute is zero (or more) of the properties that are available for this resource
  • action identifies which steps Chef Infra Client will take to bring the node into the desired state

Actions


The chef_mirror resource has the following actions:

:download
:nothing
This resource block does not act unless notified by another resource to take action. Once notified, this resource block either runs immediately or is queued up to run at the end of a Chef Infra Client run.

Properties


The chef_mirror resource has the following properties:

chef_repo_path

The path to the chef-repo.

chef_server

The URL for the Chef server.

concurrency

The number of threads to run in-parallel. Default value: 10.

freeze_on_upload

Use to freeze cookbooks upon upload to the mirrored location. When true (default), cookbooks are frozen.

ignore_failure
Ruby Type: true, false | Default Value: false

Continue running a recipe if a resource fails for any reason.

no_diff

Use to upload only new files.

notifies
Ruby Type: Symbol, Chef::Resource\[String\]

A resource may notify another resource to take action when its state changes. Specify a 'resource[name]', the :action that resource should take, and then the :timer for that action. A resource may notify more than one resource; use a notifies statement for each resource to be notified.

A timer specifies the point during a Chef Infra Client run at which a notification is run. The following timers are available:

:before

Specifies that the action on a notified resource should be run before processing the resource block in which the notification is located.

:delayed

Default. Specifies that a notification should be queued up, and then executed at the end of a Chef Infra Client run.

:immediate, :immediately

Specifies that a notification should be run immediately, per resource notified.

The syntax for notifies is:

notifies :action, 'resource[name]', :timer

path

A path to a directory in the chef-repo to be mirrored. For example: nodes, nodes/*, /nodes/my_node, */*, roles/base, data/secrets, cookbooks/apache2, and so on.

purge

Use to remove objects that have been deleted locally from the mirrored location. For example, when used with the :upload action, cookbooks that exist in the mirrored location, but do not exist locally, will be deleted.

retries
Ruby Type: Integer | Default Value: 0

The number of attempts to catch exceptions and retry the resource.

retry_delay
Ruby Type: Integer | Default Value: 2

The retry delay (in seconds).

subscribes
Ruby Type: Symbol, Chef::Resource\[String\]

A resource may listen to another resource, and then take action if the state of the resource being listened to changes. Specify a 'resource[name]', the :action to be taken, and then the :timer for that action.

Note that subscribes does not apply the specified action to the resource that it listens to - for example:

file '/etc/nginx/ssl/example.crt' do
  mode '0600'
  owner 'root'
end

service 'nginx' do
  subscribes :reload, 'file[/etc/nginx/ssl/example.crt]', :immediately
end

In this case the subscribes property reloads the nginx service whenever its certificate file, located under /etc/nginx/ssl/example.crt, is updated. subscribes does not make any changes to the certificate file itself, it merely listens for a change to the file, and executes the :reload action for its resource (in this example nginx) when a change is detected.

A timer specifies the point during a Chef Infra Client run at which a notification is run. The following timers are available:

:before

Specifies that the action on a notified resource should be run before processing the resource block in which the notification is located.

:delayed

Default. Specifies that a notification should be queued up, and then executed at the end of a Chef Infra Client run.

:immediate, :immediately

Specifies that a notification should be run immediately, per resource notified.

The syntax for subscribes is:

subscribes :action, 'resource[name]', :timer

versioned_cookbooks

Append cookbook versions to cookbooks. Set to false to hide cookbook versions: cookbooks/apache. Set to true to show cookbook versions: cookbooks/apache-1.0.0 and/or cookbooks/apache-1.0.1. When this setting is true, knife download downloads ALL cookbook versions, which can be useful if a full-fidelity backup of data on the Chef server is required. Defaults to true when chef_repo_path is specified, but this property is not.

Examples


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