Automated EIS outline builds

Here’s a little quickie that I thought of and put in the other day. If you use the “export script” feature in EIS so that you can use that in conjunction with EIS in order to script your outline builds, you get a script that is specific to a particular server. I like to keep my test machine automation totally synced up with my production machine automation, but if I needed different scripts for different servers, then I would have to have a different automation file. Well, here’s what I did:

Name the outline build script with thte name of the server in it. I have my server name already set in an environment variable (it’s used all over the place for various automation and logging things). So if the .cbs was normally, and the name of the machine (prod) is bar01, and the test machine is bar02, and I reference the outline build command as, then whichever machine the script runs on, it’ll grab the right script. Kind of a small thing but I like it!

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