Version: 4.13

Config Profiles

DevSpace allows you to define different profiles for different use cases (e.g. working on different services in the same project, starting certain debugging environments) or for different deployment targets (e.g. dev, staging production).

Profiles allow you to define:

  • replace statements to override entire sections of the config
  • patches to modify certain parts of the config.
Combine Replace & Patches

It is possible to use the replace and patches together within one profile.

Debug Profiles

The following command is useful to verify that the profile modifies the config as intended:

devspace print -p my-profile

The above command would print the config after applying all profile patches and replace statements as well as after replacing all config variables.

A profile has to be configured in the profiles section of the devspace.yaml.

images:
backend:
image: john/devbackend
backend-debugger:
image: john/debugger
deployments:
- name: backend
helm:
componentChart: true
values:
containers:
- image: john/devbackend
- image: john/debugger
profiles:
- name: production
patches:
- op: replace
path: images.backend.image
value: john/prodbackend
- op: remove
path: deployments.name=backend.helm.values.containers[1]
- op: add
path: deployments.name=backend.helm.values.containers
value:
image: john/cache

Useful Commands

devspace print -p [profile]

The following command is useful to verify that the profile modifies the config as intended:

devspace print -p my-profile

The above command would print the config after applying all profile patches and replace statements as well as after replacing all config variables.

devspace list profiles

To get a list of available profiles, you can run this command:

devspace list profiles

devspace use profile [profile]

To permanently switch to a different profile, you can run this command:

devspace use profile [PROFILE_NAME]
note

Permanently switching to a profile means that all future commands (e.g. devspace deploy or devspace dev) will be executed using this profile until the user resets the profile (see below).

devspace use profile --reset

To permanently switch back to the default configuration (no profile replaces and patches active), you can run this command:

devspace use profile --reset

devspace [deploy] -p [profile]

Most DevSpace commands support the -p / --profile flag. Using this flag, you can run a single command with a different profile without switching your profile permenantly:

devspace build -p [PROFILE_NAME]
devspace deploy -p [PROFILE_NAME]
devspace dev -p [PROFILE_NAME]
devspace dev -i -p [PROFILE_NAME]