Manage Data Bags in Solo Mode

For the past ~6 monthes or so I have been working solely with chef-solo. There are quite a few helpers for solo out there such as:

  1. soloist – https://github.com/mkocher/soloist
  2. knife-solo – https://github.com/matschaffer/knife-solo & a few more.

What kept annoying me for some time is I couldn’t manage databas with knife whilst working in solo mode … ARRRRRRGH!!!

It looked somthing like:

[oper@sandbox chef_repo]$ knife data bag create admins ERROR: The object you are looking for could not be found Response: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>404 Not Found</title> </head><body> <h1>Not Found</h1> <p>The requested URL /data was not found on this server.</p> <hr> <address>Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS) Server at : Port 80</address> </body></html>

Then came knife-solo_data_bag I am quite embaressed to say ;) I haven’t found this sooner.

Now with a totally bogus knife.rb file I can generate / edit / manager databags with knife-solo & knife-solo_data_bag.

Again, hope you find this useful, I know I do ;)

HP

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