Type: New Feature
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
To build on
NIFIREG-209, which added the ability to rebuild the flow metadata database from a git repository if the metadata is empty on startup, it would also be nice to have the option to clone a git repo on startup if there is not a local git repo and a remote is configured.
The proposed feature is for the GitFlowPersistenceProvider, to check if there is a local repository during startup. If the repository is not present, and a remote is configured (to push to), start by cloning the remote.
The use case is not supporting multiple registry instances syncing to the same git repository (that would require more work). Rather, the use case is recovery from a remote git repository. This will be especially useful when launching new docker containers as it would give the ability to create a container initialized from a remote git repo just via configuration options and not an explicit git clone step in the image/container.