Version: 4.13

Image Name & Tagging Schema

The images section in devspace.yaml is a map with keys representing the name of the image and values representing the image definition including tag, dockerfile etc.

images: # map[string]struct | Images to be built and pushed
image1: # string | Name of the image
image: dscr.io/username/image # string | Image repository and name
tags: # string[] | Image tags (may be a tagging schema with variables)
- latest
- 0.0.1
- dev-${DEVSPACE_GIT_COMMIT}

image Image Repository

The image option expects a string containing the image repository including registry and image name.

  • Make sure you authenticate with the image registry before using in here.
  • For Docker Hub images, do not specify a registry hostname and use just the image name instead (e.g. mysql, my-docker-username/image).

Example: Multiple Images

images:
backend:
image: john/appbackend
frontend:
image: dscr.io/${DEVSPACE_USERNAME}/appfrontend

Explanation:

  • The first image backend would be tagged as appbackend:[TAG] pushed to Docker Hub using the path john (which generally could be your Docker Hub username).
  • The second image frontend would be tagged as appfrontend:[TAG] and pushed to dscr.io using the path ${DEVSPACE_USERNAME} which is a dynamic config variable that resolves to your username in DevSpace Cloud.

tags Tagging Schema

The tags option expects an array of strings, each containing a static tag or a tagging schema used to automatically tag images before pushing them to the registry. The tagging schema can contain dynamic config variables. While you can define your own config variables, DevSpace provides a set of pre-defined variables. The most commonly used variables for tagging are:

  • DEVSPACE_RANDOM: A random 6 character long string
  • DEVSPACE_TIMESTAMP A unix timestamp when the config was loaded
  • DEVSPACE_GIT_COMMIT: A short hash of the local repo's current git commit
  • DEVSPACE_USERNAME: The username currently logged into DevSpace Cloud
Unique Tags For Development

Make sure tags are unique when defining a custom tagging schema for development. Unique tags ensure that your application gets started with the newly built image instead of using an older, cached version. Therefore, it is highly recommended for non-production tags to either use DEVSPACE_RANDOM or DEVSPACE_TIMESTAMP as a suffix in your tagging schema (see example below).

Default Value For tag

tags:
- ${DEVSPACE_RANDOM}

Example: Custom Tagging Schema

images:
backend:
image: john/appbackend
tags:
- latest
- dev-${DEVSPACE_USERNAME}-backend-${DEVSPACE_GIT_COMMIT}-${DEVSPACE_RANDOM}

Explanation:
The above example would always use the tag latest and additionaly generate random tags which could look like this one: dev-john-backend-b6caf8a-Jak9i. This example tag consists of the following substrings defined by the tagging schema:

  • dev- static string
  • john DevSpace Cloud username
  • -backend- static string
  • b6caf8a latest git commit hash on current local branch
  • - static string
  • Jak9i auto-generated random string