Deploying with rsync via SSH
Add your server configurations to the
Rakefile under Rsync deploy config. To deploy with rsync, be sure your public key is listed in your server’s
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Now if you run
in your terminal, your
public directory will be synced to your server’s document root.
Regarding rsync delete
If you choose to delete on sync, rsync will create a 1:1 match. Files will be added, updated and deleted from your deploy directory to mirror your local copy.
If you do not choose to delete:
- You can store files beneath your site’s deploy directory which aren’t found in your local version.
- Files you have removed from your local site must be removed manually from the server.
Excluding files from sync
If you would like to keep your Octopress files synced but also want the convenience of keeping some files or directories on the server without having to mirror them locally, you can exclude them from rsync.
When syncing, rsync can exclude files or directories locally or on the server. Simply add an
rsync-exclude file to the root directory of your project like this:
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Note: using excludes will prevent rsync from uploading local files, or if the delete option is specified, it will prevent rsync from deleting excluded items on the server.
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Host Your Own Remote Repository
If you want to set up a private git repository on your own server, here’s how you’d do it. You’ll need SSH access to follow along.
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The url for your remote repository is
ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/(output of pwd above)
Deploying to a subdirectory
If for you wanted to host an Octopress blog at
http://yoursite.com/blog/ you would need to configure Octopress for deploying to a subdirectory.