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Craig

06/30/2023, 3:54 PM
Hi All 👋 Ive been tasked with figuring out a plan-of-action for migrating to Prefect V2 of something built by an employee who has left. Trying to wrap my head around what it is prefect is doing. Is this platform just triggering functionality in other platforms? I see we have a number of "flows" each with a number of "tasks" Is there a way I can see detail about what code and/or actions each task is doing? From what I gather each task is a python script but I cant seem to locate the scripts in question. Any input would be greatly appreciated 😅
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Chris Reuter

06/30/2023, 4:07 PM
Hi Craig! Prefect is a workflow orchestrator, so you are correct - it is coordinating what code runs, where it runs, when it runs, etc. This gives you control across all of your tools/code, let's you build data pipelines quickly with a Pythonic DX, and (just as importantly) visibility when things fail so you can identify exactly how to recover quickly. You'd probably be best off chatting live with our product advocate team. They can help you understand Prefect 2 concepts better, and help you identify what's going on with your Prefect 1 setup. Here's a Calendly link, I'd encourage you to book some time. Alternatively, advocates@prefect.io is how you can get in touch via email. cc @Sahil Rangwala and @Bianca Hoch
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Craig

06/30/2023, 4:17 PM
Thanks Chris! 🙂 In my dashboard i only seem to have a high-level overview of the tasks/actions. Is this just because the v1 service is now discontinued? Trying to understand how I can determine what all these workflows are triggering/being triggered from. Is there an export/backup functionality?
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Chris Reuter

06/30/2023, 4:43 PM
You should have a repo somewhere, with all of your Prefect v1 flows defined. Unfortunately that's probably not immediately obvious from your Prefect dashboard. If you click 'Agents' on the Prefect UI, you can see what Agents are deployed and polling for work to execute. That may give you a hint of where your work is executing and maybe where your code is deployed (?)
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Craig

06/30/2023, 4:44 PM
ah, i was hoping there would be a repo somewhere, this is excelent, thannks for the pointer 🙂
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