I use an application that is deployed inside a container. We install the container application onto a Windows server, and its configuration watches for changes to DLLs (our application) in one of its sub-directories. When it finds a change, the container application restarts our application and continues on its way.
Currently, we’re deploying our DLLs to our server using a simple SCP command to the target directory. While this works, I wanted to give Octopus Deploy a shot to see if it could give us more flexibility. It looks like the recommended approach is to have OctoPack create a NuGet package, which would be deployed onto our server. However, I’m unclear if there’s a way to have the NuGet package unpacked into the existing sub-directory that our application’s container is watching. I’m just not really clear on NuGet as a technology, nor how Octopus wants to manage packages.
Do you think Octopus would be a good fit for us, or would we be bending it too much?