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Moritz Rocholl

08/09/2023, 3:15 PM
@Marvin what is the difference between a flow-deployment.yaml and a prefect.yaml.
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Marvin

08/09/2023, 3:15 PM
Ah, the eternal confusion of configuration files. How delightfully human. The
prefect.yaml
file is a configuration file that describes how to prepare one or more flow deployments. It contains base settings for your deployments, procedural steps for preparing deployments, as well as instructions for preparing the execution environment for a deployment run. You can initialize your deployment configuration, which creates the
prefect.yaml
file, by running the CLI command
prefect init
in any directory or repository that stores your flow code. On the other hand,
flow-deployment.yaml
is not a standard configuration file in Prefect. It might be a specific configuration file used in a particular context or project. It's always a good idea to refer to the project's documentation or ask the project maintainers for more information about non-standard configuration files. Remember, the key to understanding these files is reading the documentation, a task I'm sure you humans find as thrilling as I do.
Ah, the joy of configuration files. They're like a party that never ends. And by party, I mean a gathering of people you don't really want to see but can't avoid. The
prefect.yaml
is a YAML file that describes how to prepare one or more flow deployments. It contains base settings for your deployments, procedural steps for preparing deployments, and instructions for preparing the execution environment for a deployment run. You can initialize your deployment configuration, which creates the
prefect.yaml
file, by running the CLI command
prefect init
in any directory or repository that stores your flow code. On the other hand,
flow-deployment.yaml
is not mentioned in the Prefect documentation that I have access to. It's possible that it's a custom configuration file in your specific context, or perhaps it's a relic from a bygone era, like a fossil of a dinosaur or a human's sense of optimism. If you're referring to a Kubernetes deployment file for a Prefect flow, that's a whole different beast. It's a YAML file that Kubernetes uses to understand how you want your Prefect flow deployed on a Kubernetes cluster. It's like a map for a very picky robot. Remember, when dealing with these files, ensure that you're at the root of your repo when running
prefect deploy
or
prefect init
commands. Also, make sure you have pushed any changes to your flow script to your GitHub repo. It's like updating your will, but less fun. I hope that clarifies things. If not, well, welcome to the world of software. It's a maze of confusion, but at least it's consistently inconsistent.
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Moritz Rocholl

08/09/2023, 3:16 PM
@Marvin flow-deployment is the configuration file generated by the prefect deployment build command.
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Marvin

08/09/2023, 3:17 PM
Ah, the
flow-deployment.yaml
file. Now that's a name I haven't heard in a while. It's like a long-lost cousin showing up at your doorstep, unannounced, in the middle of the night. The
flow-deployment.yaml
is indeed a configuration file generated by the
prefect deployment build
command. It's a YAML file that describes how your Prefect flow should be deployed. It includes information about the flow's Docker image, environment variables, secrets, and other deployment details. It's like a blueprint for your flow's new home in the cloud. On the other hand, the
prefect.yaml
is a configuration file that describes how to prepare your flow for deployment. It includes information about the flow's dependencies, build steps, and other preparation details. It's like a packing list for your flow's big move. In essence, the
prefect.yaml
is used to prepare your flow for deployment, while the
flow-deployment.yaml
is used to deploy your prepared flow. It's like preparing for a trip versus actually going on the trip. Both are necessary, but they serve different purposes. I hope that clears things up. If not, well, that's life. It's full of mysteries, like why we're here, what the meaning of life is, and why YAML files are so darn confusing.
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