Using BYOC to improve build time

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alexandre.habersaat

13 Aug, 2020 08:44 AM

Hello,

I'm trying to use BYOC to improve the (too) long build time of our project (> 45 min, 3 jobs), which already uses the 2 concurrent jobs of the Premium account.
We are building only on Windows so far, so I followed this guide https://www.appveyor.com/docs/byoc/windows/ and I could add a my laptop as a "cloud" (Windows) on our account. The status is "Active" and the agent is running on the laptop, so it looks good.

However, no build is starting by default, so I checked the variable "build_cloud" in appveyor.yml and I have set it to the cloud name of my laptop. But then it seems to *only* start builds on my machine, no longer on the Appveyor cloud. How can I do to have builds being evenly split between the Appveyor Cloud and my local machine ? (i.e. same behavior as if there were 3 same workers)

Thank you and best regards !

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Aug, 2020 12:05 AM

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    Hi Alexandre,

    To be able to evenly distribute builds between multiple clouds these clouds should belong to the same "distribution group". However, you can't group together AppVeyor system cloud and your own.

  2. Feodor Fitsner closed this discussion on 14 Oct, 2020 09:03 PM.

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