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Vagrant Archives

Are you still using NFS to sync your file over to your virtual box?

Jan/19/2017 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

For quite a while I must admit I been using this method to sync my files. This has been problematic, files not really syncing in real time can be a pain in the ass, sepecially when you're making changes on front-end and want to see those changes on the fly.

So, do yourself a favor and change to rsync. To do so, you just need to edit your vagrant file for something like this:

config.vm.synced_folder "./", "/vagrant", type: "rsync",
    rsync__exclude: ".git/"

This way you're using rsync and you're excluding your git folder. You can add other folder there. Now, when you start your vagrant box you have to do this:

$ vagrant up
$ vagrant rsync-auto

And your files will be synced automatically.

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Need a legacy vagrant box?

Aug/06/2016 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Last week I was contacted by some really old client. You know, the kind of client that you think that they don't even have the app you made for them online anymore.

Turns out, they do have such app online, and they wanted me to change some minor things in it. But obviously I couldn't do it directly in production. I needed to create a local environment that would mimic the one the client had.

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Using PuPHPet and then connecting to your mysql via SSH tunnel

Feb/21/2016 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I just did a fresh install of vagrant and built it using the online tool from PuPHPet. Had everything ready but I wasn't able to connect to my mysql server.

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How to add another virtual host using Vagrant

Jan/09/2014 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

There's a lot of ways to use Vagrant. Some people create a virtual machine per project. I don't like that idea. I think it's best to create a virtual machine for each different server you have to deploy. So if I have 2 projects that are going to be deployed to the same server why should I create two virtual machines? Makes no sense to me. Those two projects belong in the same virtual machine.

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How to connect to you database using Vagrant

Jan/05/2014 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

As you may or may not know, I started to really use vagrant lately. The installation process to get a PHP development environment is quite easy. However, there was a few moment were I run into a small issues. Most of them happened just because my mind was still programmed to work with a simple Lamp stack.

One of the issues that made me lose 20 minutes or so was connecting SequelPro to the database. Sure I installed PHPmyAdmin but I wanted to use my own database management app.

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