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KB #1063: A Comparison: BuildMaster vs. Octopus Deploy

Last Updated: May 1, 2019

Octopus Deploy and BuildMaster are two different products that can both be used to automate deployments. There are a lot of technical differences, but the overall approach to the problem is the best starting point for comparing the two. Packages vs Applications Octopus Deploy uses a package-based approach for release automation. This means that your […]

KB #1166: Upgrade Notes for ProGet 5.2

Last Updated: April 24, 2019

ProGet 5.2 is a minor release with the following changes: add PyPI, Debian, and Helm feed types (new feature) (details) add APIs for Feed Management and Connector Health (new feature) (details) add one-way replication and replication dashboard (new feature) (details) support for Azure SQL databases (new feature) (details) support for SQL Server on Linux (new […]

KB #1165: Upgrade Notes for Otter 2.2

Last Updated: April 17, 2019

Upgrade Notes Otter 2.2 is minor release with the following changes: major performance improvements (details) add opt-in Loupe integration (new feature) (details) For the complete listing of issues added to this release, see the release notes on the All Versions page. New Features Major Performance Improvements We’ve removed many performance bottlenecks including SQL database access, […]

KB #1005: This Machine Cannot Be Uniquely Identified

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

Once in a blue moon, your Inedo product might suddenly stop working and give this fairly unhelpful message. It’s happened to us three times over the past two years, and a single customer in a year of use. We cannot reproduce it, but we know exactly what code is causing it: the activation module. Like […]

KB #1014: Changing an Inedo Product’s URL with the Integrated Web Server

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

If you installed an Inedo Product using Inedo Hub, you can change the URL in the Configuration tab of the Inedo Hub desktop application. All Inedo products can run using an Integrated Web Server instead of IIS. While this offers a simpler configuration and installation, the integrated web server lacks many of the advanced features […]

KB #1015: Running an Inedo Product’s Services Interactively

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

The example screenshots are from BuildMaster, but the process will be exactly the same no matter which one of our products you’re using. Refer to this table – depending on which product you are using, enter the coinciding name, or abbreviation, into each space that has a red [product’s name], [service], or [XX]. The Inedo […]

KB #1023: A Comparison Between BuildMaster vs. TeamCity

Last Updated: November 15, 2019

TeamCity and BuildMaster are different products that solve different problems, and both are commonly used as part of a modern DevOps Toolchain.A side-by-side comparison would be a bit like Word and Excel: Both can be used to create forms that you’ll print out, but if that’s the only thing your business uses Microsoft Office for, […]

KB #1040: Securing Self-Hosted Agents using SSL

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

BuildMaster Agents exposed to the Internet should include additional security compared to agents running on a secure local network. The self-hosted agents in BuildMaster support the use of SSL encryption just like agents hosted using IIS. Installing the Certificate To use SSL, you must have an appropriate certificate installed to the machine store on the […]

KB #1046: SQL Server Requirements

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Otter, BuildMaster, and ProGet for Windows all require any supported version of Microsoft SQL Server. Installation We recommend installing and configuring SQL Server yourself, but the installer does provide the option of downloading and installing SQL Express for you if you would like to get started quickly and don’t have an existing instance to use. […]

KB #1053: Troubleshooting Installations

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

We try to make installation as simple as possible, and while it usually installs with no issues, once in a while something goes wrong (which is probably why you are here reading this). SQL Server Problems Since all but one of the installer error reports we have received are due to some issue with SQL […]