Background: I have been working on setting up a salt-environment, and reached the point where I want to distribute not only files, but also directories. I've found that the most sensible way to do this is to place the directory I want copied in
/srv/salt/path_to_dir on the master, and then use the cp.get_dir command to distribute it.
What I have done: To test the setup and command I created
/srv/salt/tmp/foo and placed two files in it. Then when I run the command
salt minion_name cp.get_dir salt://tmp/foo /tmp/foo on the master there is one line of output that reads exactly
minion_name:. Somewhat strange that there is no output except the minion name, even error, but ok, I go to check the minion to see if anything has happened.
On the minion it has not appeared in
/tmp/, and there is no new content in
/var/cache/salt/ either. I checked in
/var/log/salt/minion, but there is nothing except my hour old attempts at figuring out why I couldn't use
file.copy with recursion set to true for distributing files.
My question(s): Is there anything obvious that I have done wrong? According to the documentation I found what I have done should work. There doesn't seem to be any error output either. Should I try using a different command or approach to distribute folders with content from the master through salt instead?
Additional information: Both the master and all the minions are Debian-systems. The installed versions of salt are
salt 2014.1.3 (Hydrogen) on the master and
salt-minion 0.17.5 and
salt-minion 2015.5.3 on the minions I have tried this approach with.