Full Deployment Cycle

Pre VM Tasks

  1. Create Auth0 Applications. Create the 2 Tenants(development and production).
  2. Create database with proper IP whitelisting as mentioned here

VM Install

There are a few packages/things to install.

Node js

Install node js
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nodejs
sudo apt install npm
nodejs -v
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs


This will require node js to be installed. PM2 is a node js package that runs the node server in the background

Install PM2 globally
npm i pm2 -g
pm2 install pm2-logrotate
Log Folder

Looking at src/dashboard/ecosystem.config.js Log files will be created at ../../../../pm2Logs/${timestamp}/ where timestamp is month-day-year_hour.minutes.seconds. Please make sure to create the folder ../../../../pm2Logs/. PM2 will do the rest.



Found here. Basically run the commands

Installing Code-Server
curl -fsSL https://code-server.dev/install.sh | sh

And then set up the config in /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.config/code-server. Mine looks like

code-server config.yaml
auth: password
port: 1337

Make sure the port is setup in the firewall


repo and usage. The rest of the jpegoptim stuff is handled by the bash scripts in Coastal-Image-Labeler\src\cli\bash


This is a reverse proxy that runs on ports 80 and 443 and redirects traffic to the node server so that it doesnt have to run in sudo mode.

Install NGINX
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx

Check to see its running with

sudo systemctl status nginx


Install Certbot
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-certbot-nginx

VM Setup

  1. Setup NGINX here and Certbot here
  2. Go to Coastal-Image-Labeler/src/dashboard and install dependencies with npm install
  3. Create the .env.*.local files like here, get their values like here.
  4. Run the server with npm run pm2 which will build and start the site in production mode. If need to run the site in development mode, run npm run dev.

As a note, sudo pm2 list will show all pm2 processes. To stop/delete the server type

sudo pm2 stop all
sudo pm2 delete all

so that next time theres a clean restart.

Restarting Server With New Changes

After running git pull you can simply run

sudo npm run pm2:restart

which will end the current pm2 process (stops and deletes) and then builds and starts the site/server.