Introducing: Services for tasks and builds

This feature has been around for a while, but there still might be some of you unaware that you can attach services to Docker containers and use them in your builds. The feature is free with no limits imposed and includes the following services:

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Postgres
  • MariaDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • Elasticsearch

List of actions that support services

Actions supporting services

How to attach services to your build

  1. Click the build action that you want to use and switch to the Services tab

    Location of Services tab
  2. Click the Attach button to expand the list of services available

    List of services available
  3. Once you select the service it’ll be attached to your build and connection details presented

    Service details
  4. Make sure to Save your changes when you’re done!

Not that data stored in the service is not persistent between executions: everything is recreated from scratch on each execution.

Buddy v1.4.4 Released

New features

  • Environment variables for projects and pipelines


  • We’ve improved a couple of things in the recently released pipeline statistics, like chart roundings
  • The search engine has been optimized which resulted in some serious performance boost (yay!)
  • From now on the cache of the filesystem is cleared only once at the beginning of the execution, not before every build action
  • Cloning pipelines and actions is now easier
  • Working directory in SSH and Heroku actions has been moved from ‘More options’
  • Disabled StrickHostKeyChecking for remotes added in the Git Push action
  • The default image for custom builds is now Ubuntu 16.04

Bug fixes

  • Fixed logs display for an execution in progress
  • In the recent time DockerHub recorded some downtime (don’t worry, DockerHub, it happens to the best) which generated errors in the service. The errors are now served and described.

Buddy v1.4.2 Released

New features

  • You can now deploy from private submodules via HTTP. We’re going to add SSH support for private submodules in about two weeks
  • It’s now possible to use headers to control cache duration for files uploaded to Amazon S3
  • You can now use both SSH and HTTP protocols to push files to the repository with the Git push action

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