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Able to skip required steps in guided failure mode #4941

OctopusBob opened this issue Oct 3, 2018 · 2 comments


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commented Oct 3, 2018

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The bug

A step is marked as required. When in guided failure mode it is possible to ignore / skip that step.

What I expected to happen

Required steps cannot be skipped. The guided failure mode options are retry or fail.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Mark a step as required
  2. Force an error (I messed with IP address settings for Database Deployments)
  3. Create a release and enable guided failure
  4. When the failure happens click on the ignore button. It will move onto the next step.

Log exerpt

Username found, using SQL Authentication
October 3rd 2018 10:12:19Info
Opening the connection to ********
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
Exception calling "Open" with "0" argument(s): "A network-related or
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
connection to SQL Server)"
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
At C:\Octopus\Work\20181003151216-135971-14705\Script.ps1:17 char:1
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error

  • $sqlConnection.Open()
    October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error

October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordE
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : SqlException
October 3rd 2018 10:12:35Error

October 3rd 2018 10:12:55Error
The remote script failed with exit code 1
October 3rd 2018 10:12:55Info
Guidance received: Ignore

Affected versions

Octopus Server: 2018.8.7


Restrict who can perform guided failures.


Reported by customer while on a phone call.


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commented Nov 15, 2018

Release Note: Guided failure for required steps no longer presents the option to skip the step or exclude a machine from the step


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commented Feb 13, 2019

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