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Hudson 3 Essentials

By : Lloyd H. Meinholz
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Hudson 3 Essentials

By: Lloyd H. Meinholz

Overview of this book

Continuous integration (CI) with automated test execution has been widely adopted in recent years. The concept behind CI has changed how companies look at Build Management, Release Management, Deployment Automation, and Test Orchestration. Hudson is a CI solution that provides executives, business managers, software developers, and architects with a better sense of the development progress and code quality of projects throughout their development life cycle.A fast-paced and hands-on introduction to the key features of Hudson 3. You will be introduced to tools that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. You will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments. Staring with a brief introduction to Hudson and how it helps many IT organizations deliver high quality software, Hudson 3 Essentials will show you how Hudson can be installed and deployed in various environments. You will also be guided through the different methods of securing your Hudson installation. Moving on from the basics, you will be introduced to several important Hudson plugins and learn how to extend its functionality by developing your own plugins. You will be shown how Hudson can be used to build different types of applications and how it can deploy a web application to an application server. Finally, you will discover how Hudson can be used to perform automated testing on software applications, and how to generate reports that describe the results.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hudson 3 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The ThinBackup plugin

We will use the ThinBackup plugin to schedule a backup of our Hudson configuration. From the Hudson home page, click on the Manage Hudson link. On the Manage Hudson page, you will notice there is a new ThinBackup link towards the end of the page; click on it. The ThinBackup page is shown in the following screenshot:

The ThinBackup page contains three options: Backup Now, Restore, and Settings. Click on the Settings link.

The ThinBackup plugin has two types of backups: full backups and differential backups. A full backup will back up everything that has been described in the thinBackup Configuration page. A differential backup will back up only files whose modification is done after the last full backup was performed.

A backup set is a full backup and the differential backups that reference it.

Configuring our backup strategy

The backup's strategy will be as follows:

  • Backups will be stored in the ${HOME }/hudson/backups directory. This could be on a different file system...