Ability to save a farm without closing it

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Laurie Kepford

27 Aug, 2016 11:45 PM

I am setting up my infrastructure in Scalr Hosted version. I think it would be a big time saver if we could Save a Farm, but stay on the farm editing screen. I like to save frequently and it is a pain to get thrown back to the Farms list page every time I save.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Marat Komarov on 29 Aug, 2016 07:45 AM

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    Saving a farm is a final step of farm editing. This means commit all changes and do some other action with this or other farm.

    What is your use case of staying on farm builder page?


  2. 2 Posted by Laurie Kepford on 29 Aug, 2016 03:20 PM

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    Anytime you are dealing with something over the internet saving frequently
    is just plain good practice.

    Let's say I have a farm that I am building. It will consist of 3 server
    roles. It might take me half an hour or more to provision each role
    because I need to pause and go create a script (I have Scalr open in
    multiple browser tabs) or build an AMI or some other related task. Or any
    other of the many interruptions people experience in a day. I would like to
    just be able to save my work, but stay on the page I am on so I can just
    pick up where I left off. Right now, once you save it, it take you out to
    the Farm List. Some people might have a hundred farms on that list.

    I am sure I am not the only person who finds this to be very annoying.

  3. 3 Posted by Eugene Brodsky on 01 Sep, 2016 06:59 PM

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    YES PLEASE, so much yes to this. I'd like to be able to iterate on editing the farm without being kicked out to the farm list with every save.

    Concrete use case: I'm tweaking an nginx proxy config, and for every edit, i have to save the farm and go kick the scalarizr on the server. Now, after every save, I have to: go back to the farm, find the nginx role, click on the proxy, just to get where i was a moment ago.
    (this really applies to ANY small edits on the farm that i'd like to make and incrementally test)

    (been quietly cursing at this behaviour for 2 years, but never thought to speak up - my own damn fault ;))

  4. 4 Posted by Eugene Brodsky on 02 Sep, 2016 03:09 PM

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    There's already such behaviour available in the Scripts module: when running a script manually, you can "run and stay on this page". It's very helpful.

  5. 5 Posted by Laurie Kepford on 03 May, 2018 10:19 PM

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    Nothing new on this. Will it every be implemented?

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