I had a CI/CD pipeline working for a long while now without any issues in Azure DevOps. All of a sudden, my build starts breaking with the following error: The command “gulp build” exited with code 134. GulpBuild: gulp build gulp build: src\node_contextify.cc:633: Assertion `args->IsString()’ failed. Probably spent a good 2 hours getting to the
Bump. Did you also get the following error after trying to export a database in Azure? Could not extract package from specified database. The element DataSyncEncryptionKey_XXX is not supported in Microsoft Azure SQL Database v12. I’ve had to contact Azure Support recently who were able to help me fix this problem. Even though there was
Yesterday, the Azure South Central datacenter got impacted by a severe weather event which caused a lot of systems going down, including 7 of my personal websites, 1 of them being this blog. I mentioned this to a few colleagues on separate conversations and interestingly both conversations ended up with a discussion around auto-scaling in
In this blog post, we will go through what it takes to setup a new Umbraco CMS for hosting in Azure. If you can’t be bothered hosting this on your own, you can always use Umbraco’s cloud offering, and skip this entire tutorial. There are three steps: Azure – prepare your resources (web app, database,
In this blog post, we will go through how you can setup your Umbraco media files to use an Azure storage account. This process involves installing the NuGet package UmbracoFileSystemProviders.Azure. Pre-requisites: Before proceeding below, make sure you already have an Azure Blob storage account with at least one container (i.e. media) and that you have
It’s now over a year since I started developing on Azure Virtual Machines and while it’s not cheap (more on this later), it’s hard for me to go back and develop locally on physical machines. In this post, I’ll go over the advantages of owning and developing on a Virtual Machine hosted in the cloud.
I had a live web app in Azure that I wanted to hook up with a CDN using Cloudflare. Good news – Cloudflare has a free Global CDN offering and so I didn’t have to pay anything to use it. For more details about what other features you can have with a free account, see
I’ve encountered this a couple of times and from experience, it’s usually either after any of the below: Disk resize – in my case, I increased my disk size from 120gb to 200gb Installation of Windows upgrades in the VM Most of the time you can just navigate to your Virtual Machine > Support+Troubleshooting >
I noticed the other day a new section on the Publish page in Visual Studio that allows developers to setup Continuous Delivery right within VS 2017: So I gave it a try and was honestly impressed at how easy it was to configure. Follow the screenshots below: Hit OK and wait for it to run.
Umbraco’s site installation comes with an SDF database. For obvious reasons, I needed to migrate this to SQL Server. Below are the steps I took to make it work. Before proceeding to the steps below, you will need to install following: ExportSqlCE40.exe which you can download from here SQL Server Compact 4.0 Runtime from here