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Deployment Tools

Following tools are provided by Pimcore to support deployment processes.

Pimcore Configurations

All Pimcore configurations are saved as YAML or PHP files on the file system. As a result they can be included into version control systems and by utilizing the multi environment feature different configuration files for different deployment stages can be defined.

Pimcore Class Definitions

As with Pimcore configurations also Pimcore class definitions are saved as PHP configuration files and therefore can be added to version control systems and be deployed to different deployment stages.

Note: Changes on Pimcore class definitions not only have influence to configuration files but also on the database. If deploying changes between different deployment stages also database changes need to be deployed. This can be done with the pimcore:deployment:classes-rebuild command.

After every code update you should use the pimcore:deployment:classes-rebuild command to push changes to the database.

./bin/console pimcore:deployment:classes-rebuild

As an alternative also class export to json-files and the class import commands can be used.

./bin/console pimcore:definition:import:objectbrick /brick_jsonfile_path.json

./bin/console pimcore:definition:import:fieldcollection /collection_jsonfile_path.json

./bin/console pimcore:definition:import:class /class_jsonfile_path.json

Pimcore Console

The Pimcore Console provides several useful tasks for deployment. These tasks can be integrated into custom deployment workflows and tools. One example for them would be the Pimcore class definitions as described above.

To get a list of all available commands use ./bin/console list.

Potentially useful commands:

Command Description
pimcore:mysql-tools Optimize and warm up mysql database
pimcore:search-backend-reindex Re-indexes the backend search of Pimcore
pimcore:update Update Pimcore to the desired version/build
pimcore:cache:clear Clear Pimcore core caches
cache:clear Clear Symfony caches
pimcore:cache:warming Warm up caches
pimcore:classificationstore:delete-store Delete Classification Store
pimcore:definition:import:class Import Class definition from a JSON export
pimcore:definition:import:fieldcollection Import FieldCollection definition from a JSON export
pimcore:definition:import:objectbrick Import ObjectBrick definition from a JSON export
pimcore:deployment:classes-rebuild Rebuilds classes and db structure based on updated var/classes/definition_*.php files
pimcore:thumbnails:image Generate image thumbnails, useful to pre-generate thumbnails in the background
pimcore:thumbnails:optimize-images Optimize file size of all images in web/var/tmp
pimcore:thumbnails:video Generate video thumbnails, useful to pre-generate thumbnails in the background

Find more about the Pimcore Console on the dedicated page.

Content migration

The content migration between environments is not provided by Pimcore and it's not recommended at all.

The content should be created by editors in the production environment and visibility on the frontend can be managed by built-in features like publishing / unpublishing / versioning / scheduling / preview the effect in editmode.

Therefore, editors shouldn't work on different stages.

Of course, the content migration is possible but this is always a very individual task depending on data model, environments and use cases.

If you need some kind of content migration utilize the PHP API for assets, objects and documents for doing so.