Creating TGZ artifacts from Docker Images to Enable Service Migrations

Posted on Tue 14 March 2017 in docker • Tagged with travis, ci, dockerLeave a comment

A common migration pattern when moving to docker includes running some systems (e.g. dev, staging or a prod canary) on your docker image while the production app is still running your traditional tgz artifacts (e.g. your node app with node_modules)

Let's create a travis build that creates two artifacts: (1) your docker image and (2) a tgz from the docker container.

Let's assume you have a basic dockerfile with your app.js and a package.json. The key is that the app is built into /usr/src/app

FROM node:4

RUN mkdir -p /usr/src/app
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