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    Deploying changes with Umbraco Deploy

    In this article, you can learn more about how to deploy your code changes and metadata from a local instance to your Cloud environment.

    Deploying from local to your Cloud environments

    When you are working with your Umbraco Cloud project locally, all changes you make will automatically be identified and picked up by your local Git client.

    Here's a quick step-by-step on how you deploy these changes to your Cloud environment:

    • You've cloned a site to your local machine to work on.
    • You've made some changes to a Document Type.
    • The corresponding .uda file for this Document Type is now updated with the changes. The file is located in the /data/revision folder.
    • You've also created a new data type that's used on the Document Type. This data type is also stored as a new file in the /data/revision folder.
    • Using Git, commit those two changed files to your local repository and push them to your Cloud repository.
    • A deployment kicks in and the Document Type is updated and the new Data Type you created locally is now automatically created on the remote environment as well.

    Deploy from Local to Remote

    In the above example, GitKraken is used to stage, commit, and deploy changes made to a Document type plus a newly added data type from a local environment to a Cloud Development environment. You are welcome to use any Git client or or command line interface of your choice.

    Once you've deployed your local changes to your Cloud environment deploying to your remaining Cloud environments (e.g. Staging and/or Live) is done using the 'Deploy changes to ..' button in the Umbraco Cloud portal. For more information, see the Deploying between Cloud environments article.

    Deploying without using a Git client

    If you don't have a Git client installed on your local machine, or prefer to work with Git through the command line, you can use eg. Git for Windows and the following commands:

    # Navigate to the repository folder
    cd mySite
    # Check the status of the repository for pending changes
    git status
    # Add pending changes
    git add -A
    # Commit staged files
    git commit -m "Adding updated schema changes"
    # Push to the environment
    git push origin master
    
    # If the push is rejected you will need to pull first
    git pull origin master
    # Try to push again if there were no conflicts
    git push origin master

    If you have to pull down new commits, it is a good idea to see if any of these commits contained changes to the schema (anything in /Data/Revision/). To ensure that your local site is up-to-date, and your changes work with the updated schema, you can navigate to the /data/ folder and create a deploy marker if one doesn't already exist. From a command line type the following command:

    /…mysite/data> echo > deploy`

    The local site should be running when you do this. The deploy marker will change to deploy-progress while updating the site and to deploy-complete when done. If there are any conflicts/errors, you will see a deploy-failed marker instead, which contains an error message with a description of what went wrong.

    Check the timestamp on the deploy-complete marker to see if it has been updated.