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Pimcore allows to fully automate the installation process, every question asked by the interactive installer, can also be passed as an option.

The --no-interaction flag will avoid any interactive prompts:

./vendor/bin/pimcore-install --admin-username admin --admin-password admin \
  --mysql-username username --mysql-password password --mysql-database pimcore \
  --no-interaction

To avoid having to pass sensitive data (e.g. DB password) as command line option, you can also set each parameter as env variable. See ./vendor/bin/pimcore-install for details. Example:

$ PIMCORE_INSTALL_MYSQL_USERNAME=username PIMCORE_INSTALL_MYSQL_PASSWORD=password ./vendor/bin/pimcore-install \
  --admin-username admin --admin-password admin \
  --mysql-database pimcore \
  --no-interaction

Preconfiguring the installer

You can preconfigure the values used by the installer by adding a config file which sets values for the database credentials. This is especially useful when installing Pimcore on platforms where credentials are available via env vars instead of having direct access to them. To preconfigure the installer, add a config file in app/config/installer.yml (note: the file can be of any format supported by Symfony's config, so you could also use xml or php as format) configure the pimcore_installer tree:

# app/config/installer.yml

pimcore_install:
    parameters:
        database_credentials:
            user:                 username
            password:             password
            dbname:               pimcore
            
            # env variables can be directly read with the %env() syntax
            # see https://symfony.com/blog/new-in-symfony-3-2-runtime-environment-variables
            host:                 %env(DB_HOST)%
            port:                 %env(DB_PORT)%

Add some randomness to the maintenance cron job

# We need bash since RANDOM is a bash builtin
SHELL=/bin/bash

*/5 * * * * sleep $[ ( $RANDOM % 120 ) + 1 ]s ; /your/project/bin/console maintenance