Remote directory creation question


#1

I have a quick question about directories/remote directory syntax.

If I have a set of directories I’d like to create, BUT on the system, they
may be filled with things, I’d like to back them up prior to creating the
new, empty ones.

I see that remote_directory offers this backup feature and I like being able
to sketch out my folder structure in files/default/foo/bar.

When I do this though:

remote_directory "C:/foo/bar" do
  source "foo/bar"
  files_backup 10
end

and the directory within the cookbook files/default/foo/bar is empty,
nothing is created.

Do I have to have files in there in order for the directories to be
created?


#2

Use “directory” resource to create directories
"remote_directory" is for transferring recursively files/directories
from cookbooks

On 10/12/11 12:16 AM, Maven User wrote:

I have a quick question about directories/remote directory syntax.

If I have a set of directories I’d like to create, BUT on the system,
they may be filled with things, I’d like to back them up prior to
creating the new, empty ones.

I see that remote_directory offers this backup feature and I like
being able to sketch out my folder structure in files/default/foo/bar.

When I do this though:

remote_directory "C:/foo/bar" do
  source "foo/bar"
  files_backup 10
end

and the directory within the cookbook files/default/foo/bar is empty,
nothing is created.

Do I have to have files in there in order for the directories to be
created?


Vladimir Girnet
Infrastructure Engineer
Tacit Knowledge
http://www.tacitknowledge.com


#3

The remote_directory doesn’t work if it’s just empty directories (you need
at least one file in there).

Or am I missing something?

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:54 AM, Vladimir Girnet <vgirnet@tacitknowledge.com

wrote:

Use “directory” resource to create directories
"remote_directory" is for transferring recursively files/directories
from cookbooks

On 10/12/11 12:16 AM, Maven User wrote:

I have a quick question about directories/remote directory syntax.

If I have a set of directories I’d like to create, BUT on the system,
they may be filled with things, I’d like to back them up prior to
creating the new, empty ones.

I see that remote_directory offers this backup feature and I like
being able to sketch out my folder structure in files/default/foo/bar.

When I do this though:

remote_directory "C:/foo/bar" do
  source "foo/bar"
  files_backup 10
end

and the directory within the cookbook files/default/foo/bar is empty,
nothing is created.

Do I have to have files in there in order for the directories to be
created?


Vladimir Girnet
Infrastructure Engineer
Tacit Knowledge
http://www.tacitknowledge.com